To achieve this goal our students and teachers understand that learning online requires us to use different approaches, reimagine learning and harness the power of collaboration. We have worked together providing feedback, researching and testing ideas and questioning how we can make the Scotch difference online.
Student wellbeing, by maintaining a sense of belonging to the school and connection with teachers and peers.
Online learning routines that enable students to acquire and practice skills and understandings.
Students’ confidence, understanding of expectations and sense of responsibility in using the college’s digital learning tools.
Students use an ethical framework to shape their thinking and understanding about learning content.
Engagement with relevant and related learning experiences that will support their progress.
Opportunities for students to respond to feedback about learning.
Our students have agency in creating their learning which meets their individual learning needs.
We are developing micro credentials for our students with Melbourne University using the General Capabilities of the Australian Curriculum.
Our timetable will run as usual with a slight adjustment to build in flex time between lessons to get off the screen. Teachers set an appointment time to start each lesson. The Co-Curricular timetable is also modified to enable transition between start and end of day.
Each morning we will have an optional wellbeing exercise which will set us up for the day.
Middle School: Monday to Thursday in the areas of Mathematics, English, Humanities and Science. Elective subjects will offer assessment tasks that are designed to be completed over a longer period of time.
Senior School will be driven by subject requirements.
The Cross Curriculum Support (CCS) program is available to access learning support for students who require it.
For some students, additional, highly targeted support will be provided. This could take the form of a modification made to the student’s remote learning timetable, regular (daily or weekly) meetings with an allocated staff member, or through the provision of ancillary services supplied by allied health professionals (e.g., Occupational Therapy).
Differentiated assessment will be available for students requiring Challenge and Enrichment across the curriculum.
Students who have a documented Challenge and Enrichment Plan will regularly communicate with their Homegroup Teacher or Challenge and Enrichment Mentor to ensure that assessment activities offer an appropriate level of challenge.
Challenge & Enrichment will be offered differently dependent on each faculty.
Our teachers will remain responsible for the teaching and learning and your role is to assist us by creating an ideal learning environment at home.
Your level of involvement will depend on the year level of your child and the level of independence and autonomy they have as a learner.
The information below explain how parents can provide support for both the education of students and the connection of families with the College.
✓ Create a designated space for learning.
✓ Limit distractions.
✓ Allow time for social interactions online.
✓ Keep in touch with other parents – swapping great ideas.
✓ Avoid creating a holiday atmosphere during learning time.
✓ A schedule is important but remember to include breaks from learning and screens.
✓ Learners need think time and to be able to make mistakes – as hard as it let them stumble as they learn to walk.
Never before has teaching and learning been so visible to parents! We ask for parent support of the following expectations and behaviours around the online learning environment.
We understand personal circumstances are different for each family, and circumstances might change.
Please reach out to us if there are ways that you identify that we could be supporting you, or your child.
It is in partnership with you that we will preserve the strength of community, that is so uniquely Scotch.
The Office of eSafety has released an Online Safety Kit for parents and carers that can help families manage a rapidly increasing use of technology. Whilst parental controls can be helpful, it is recognised that helping young people build good online safety habits is just as important. The safety kit is a helpful resource for developing healthy online habits for the whole family.