St Patrick’s Primary School - Bega
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Bega NSW 2550
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Email: office.bega@cg.catholic.edu.au
Phone: 02 6492 5500

FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

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How to Keep Your Child Independent During Remote Learning?

  1. Establish routines and expectations

It is important to develop good habits from the start. Create a flexible routine and talk about how it’s working over time. Chunk your days into predictable segments. Help students get up, get dressed and ready to learn at a reasonable time. Everybody make your bed! Keep normal bedtime routines, including normal rules for digital devices. Adjust schedules to meet everyone’s needs but don’t default to staying up late and sleeping in.

  1. Choose a good place to learn

Your family’s regular learning space for occasional homework might not work for extended periods. Set up a physical location that’s dedicated to school-focused activities. Make sure it is quiet, free from distractions and has a good internet connection. Make sure an adult monitors online learning. Keep doors open, and practice good digital safety. 

  1. Stay in touch

Teachers will mainly be communicating regularly through our online platforms Seesaw and MS Teams. Make sure everyone knows how to find the help they need to be successful. Stay in contact with classroom teacher, support teachers and school leaders. If you have concerns, let someone know.

  1. Help students ‘own’ their learning

No one expects parents to be full-time teachers or to be educational and content matter experts. Provide support and encouragement, and expect your children to do their part. Struggling is allowed and encouraged! Don’t help too much. Becoming independent takes lots of practice.

  1. Begin and end the day by checking-in

In the morning, you might ask:

  • What activities do you have to do today?
  • Do you have any MS Teams meetings?
  • How will you spend your time?
  • What resources do you need?
  • What can I do to help?

At the end of the day you might ask:

  • How far did you get in your learning tasks today?
  • What did you discover? What was hard?
  • What could we do to make tomorrow better?

These brief grounding conversations matter. Checking in on students to process instructions they received from their teachers, and it helps them organise themselves and set priorities – older students too. 

REMEMBER; Not all students thrive in distance learning; some struggle with too much independence or lack of structure. These check-in routines can help avoid later challenges and disappointments. They help students develop self-management and executive functioning that are essential skills for life. 

DEAR PARENTS, THANKYOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN AT THIS TIME

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