A flexible approach to remote learning

Ms Brooke Mackie teaching her Year 1/2 class at St Brigid's Primary School, Officer during remote learning.

St Brigid's Primary School in Officer has been busy preparing online resources and activities for students to undertake remotely, as primary school children begin Term 3 at home.

The school has adapted their approach after the successful implementation of remote learning in Term 2, offering extra support and flexible learning conditions for families and their varied needs.

Students have collected a take home learning pack and will receive daily emails and videos from their teacher, as well as regular encouragement and feedback. Digital platforms such as the Dojo app, Google Classroom and Google Meets will all be used to keep students on track. Classroom teachers will also be calling parents every day to check in on their child's progress and provide assistance where possible.

Principal at St Brigid's Primary School, Mr Ken Gale, extended his appreciation to staff, students and parents for how well they handled the first round of remote schooling and their positive attitudes to the new school term.

"Remote learning has been an opportunity for our community to come together and support one another, which reinforces the notion that educating our children is a partnership between staff, students and parents. We've seen everyone working as a collective to further develop positive relationships and ensure every student continues learning to the best of their abilities while at home," he said.

Director of Catholic Education for the Diocese of Sale, Ms Maria Kirkwood, reiterated this message, saying schools across the Diocese have shown great resilience over the past few months, working hard to ensure the safety and wellbeing of every student.

"Our school staff have exhibited a confidence in their craft - teaching, counselling and leading their students in new and innovative ways. We appreciate the efforts made by teaching and support staff and the hard work of families as our faith and spirit guide us through these unprecedented times," Ms Kirkwood said.