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QR Code at Kuyper

Kuyper Christian School now has a QR code. We ask that anyone who steps onto school grounds register using your mobile phone and the QR code posted inside the main gate, and at the Office.

Book Week

Book Week will be held on Thursday 22 October and students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favourite curious book creature for a gold coin donation.

Parent Partnership

Genuine, meaningful partnership between parents and teachers has always been a foundation of learning and community at Kuyper, and it has never been more important than it is right now.

Your support and assistance on the home front is vital to achieving successful learning outcomes for your children over coming months. Thank you for your commitment to partnership during this time.

All K-6 students will access classwork through Google Classroom over Term 2. Younger students will naturally require more assistance to do this successfully. 

Work for all K-6 classes will be released each day in two chunks,

  •  9:15am – Literacy and Numeracy 
  • 12:00pm – one or two other subjects (Key Learning Areas) 

Google Classroom does not have a parent portal facility. This means that parents cannot be given their own login access. In order to view a student’s Google Classroom, parents need to ask their children to show them. For instructions on accessing and using Google Classroom, please refer to our Google Classroom – Parent Guide

For younger students, it is anticipated that you will be logging in on their behalf. If you cannot find your child’s login details, please contact their Class Teacher.

Specific information from your child’s teacher will be placed in a topic labelled ‘General’ in Google Classroom. Please carefully read this information with your child. Please be sure to also read the K-6 Student Expectations section of this website.

The learning activities provided on Google Classroom will be supplemented by a fortnightly pack of hard copy resources. You should have collected your first fortnightly pack in Curriculum Week. Further packs will be available for collection on Wednesdays in the even weeks of Term 2 (Weeks 2,4,6 & 8). Your class teacher will advise each fortnight if a pack needs to be collected for your child. If collecting in person is not possible, please contact the School Office promptly to arrange postage. 

Primary teachers will be providing the same learning activities for students whether they are working from home or at school. Students who come to school will be completing the same lessons delivered through Google Classroom as those at home on any given day. This is a matter of equity, safety and limited human resources.

For K-2 students, it is assumed that a parent, (or other suitable person), will be sitting beside them as they access their learning material. It is not expected that they will be working independently. Students in middle and upper Primary will require varying levels of support according to their confidence with digital technologies, and their general academic ability. 

Staff will be available to answer questions that a student may have about work. These questions can be asked through Google Classroom, by emailing the class teacher, or by calling the school.

If you have issues with technology, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.

Once again, we thank you for your invaluable partnership at all times, and especially during Term 2, 2020. 

All 7-12 students will access classwork through Google Classroom. Secondary students are already familiar with the Google Classroom platform. 

Secondary teachers will be providing the same learning activities for students whether they are working from home or at school. Students who come to school will be completing the same lessons delivered through Google Classroom as those at home on any given day. This is a matter of equity, safety and limited human resources.

Only Year 11 & 12 will have normal structured lessons at School, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays commencing 12 May. It is expected that Year 11 & 12 complete Google Classroom work for the remainder of the week.

Staff will be available to answer questions that a student may have about work. these questions can be asked through Google Classroom, by emailing the class teacher, or by phoning the School.

Google Classroom does not have a parent portal facility. This means that parents cannot be given their own login access. In order to view a student’s Google Classroom, parents need to ask their children to show them; much like you would do with work done in an exercise book. 

As we work together in partnership to facilitate and support the learning of your children, please be mindful of the following:

  • Be aware of the expectations class teachers have of your child. We encourage you to read the 7-12 Student Expectations section of this website with your child.
  • It is important that students have a suitable workspace, away from distractions but allowing direct supervision by a parent or carer.
  • Daily Planner is a great way to keep organised. Please encourage your children to plan each day to maximise their productivity and wellbeing.
  • All 7-12 student work will be posted to Google Classroom at the same time as their regular timetabled classes. If you have questions about the work your children should be completing, check the timetable for classes on that day.
  • Evidence of completed student work will be required on a weekly basis. This will be explained in more detail by each class teacher and customised to suit each subject. Students may be asked to submit a small number of sample photos of completed work and possibly short videos. Please encourage and assist your children to complete these tasks each week. For instructions on accessing and using Google Classroom, please see the Google Classroom – Parent Guide.
  • The Core Teachers for Year 7-10 and Mentors for Year 11-12 will be in regular communication with parents. Please contact these staff members in the first instance regarding the overall academic progress and wellbeing of your child.
  • Staff will be following the normal assessment calendars and procedures for Term 2. Each student will be notified through Google Classroom and Gmail of any upcoming assessment tasks.
  • If you have issues with technology, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to phone, email or drop into the School Office

Diversability@Home (Learning Support)

We remain committed to providing quality teaching and support for our students during this time. This support will naturally look a bit different in the environment of remote learning. The information below will assist you in understanding how Diversability@Home will function.

As always, communication is vital to a good partnership. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s learning please Contact us.

The individual needs of all Primary students will be catered for by their class teacher. Small group intervention programs will not run remotely for Primary students. Spelling Mastery is the core Spelling program for all students in Years 3-6 and will continue to run in these classes.

Please contact your child’s Class Teacher if you have any questions or concerns about their learning.

Secondary students who normally receive regular assistance from teacher’s aides at school, will continue to receive support whilst engaged in School@Home learning. 

Students will be invited to small Support groups in Google Classroom, with an aide assigned as the teacher in this space. New work will not be posted here. All tasks and content will still come directly from subject teachers in their own Google Classrooms, where they will also be available to answer questions just like a regular classroom. The Support Classroom will function as a additional place for students to ask questions, discuss problems and receive help and feedback from their teacher’s aide. 

Teacher’s aides will also phone each of the students in their support group once a week to check how they are going and troubleshoot any difficulties. In keeping with our School Policy, a parent or carer must be present for the duration of these calls. 

Secondary teachers are working hard to make their online lessons accessible to the range of learning needs within their classes. This solid foundation of good teaching, combined with the Support Classroom and regular contact with a teacher’s aide, will make learning accessible and achievable for all students. 

Alongside their subject teachers, additional learning support for our Senior Secondary students during the School@Home period will be provided by their designated Mentor teacher.

The Spelling Mastery program, currently being run for some students in Year 7 and Year 8, will continue via pre-recorded video instruction. If your child is in one of these groups, you will receive further information about this. 

Who to Contact

School Office
P: 02 4573 2999
E: admin@kuyper.nsw.edu.au

Fees
Mrs Tina Vander Reyden
P: 02 4573 2999
E: finance@kuyper.nsw.edu.au

Diversability@Home
Mrs Lyndal Mitchell

Student Welfare – Primary
Mr Rob Weule

Student Welfare – Secondary
Mr Jason Shadie

K/1 – Mrs Sue Huxley
Year 2 – Mrs Kaelene McCaull
Year 3 – Mr Jason Baldwin
Year 4 – Mr Rob Weule
Year 5 – Mrs Merrilynne Shaw
Year 6 – Mr Evan Barnes

CORE – Mr Gareth Thompson & Mrs Ashleigh Plane
Christian Studies – Mr Mitchell Cavens
English – Mrs Alexis Clarke
Geography – Mrs Leila Thomson
Maths – Mrs Sarah Allen
Music – Mr Mitchell Cavens
PDHPE – Mr Bill Rusin
Science – Mrs Elizabeth Porter
Technology – Mrs Ashleigh Plane

CORE – Mrs Jennifer Gardiner, Miss Cassie Dixon & Mrs Leila Thomson
Art – Mrs Jennifer Gardiner
English – Mrs Alexis Clarke
History – Mrs Leila Thomson
LOTE – Miss Cassie Dixon
Maths – Mr Gareth Thompson
Music – Mr Mitchell Cavens
PDHPE – Mr Bill Rusin
Science – Mr Bill Rusin
Technology – Mr Ian Shaw

CORE – Mr Mitchell Cavens & Dr Shareen Liggins
Agriculture – Mrs Sarah Allen
Art – Mrs Jennifer Gardiner
English – Dr Shareen Liggins
Food Technology – Mrs Ashleigh Plane
History – Mrs Leila Thomson
Maths – Mr Gareth Thompson
Music – Mr Mitchell Cavens
PASS – Mrs Sarah Allen
PDHPE – Mr Bill Rusin and Mrs Sarah Allen
Production – Mr Mitchell Cavens
Science – Mrs Elizabeth Porter

CORE – Mrs Elizabeth Porter & Mrs Sarah Allen
Agriculture – Mrs Sarah Allen
Art – Mrs Jennifer Gardiner
English – Mrs Alexis Clarke & Miss Cassie Dixon
Food Technology – Mrs Ashleigh Plane
Geography – Mr Bill Rusin
Maths – Mr Gareth Thompson
Music – Mr Mitchell Cavens
PASS – Mrs Sarah Allen
PDHPE – Mr Bill Rusin and Mrs Sarah Allen
Production – Mr Mitchell Cavens
Science – Mrs Elizabeth Porter

CORE – Mrs Alexis Clarke and Mrs Leila Thomson
Ancient History (Comp) – Mrs Leila Thomson
Biology (Comp) – Mrs Elizabeth Porter
English (Std/Adv) – Dr Shareen Liggins
Food Technology (Comp) – Mrs Ashleigh Plane
Design & Technology (Comp) – Mr Mitchell Cavens
Maths (Adv) – Mr Gareth Thompson
Maths (Std) – Mr Jason Shadie

CORE – Mrs Alexis Clarke and Mrs Leila Thomson
Ancient History (Comp) – Mrs Leila Thomson
Biology (Comp) – Mrs Elizabeth Porter
English (Std) – Dr Shareen Liggins
Food Technology (Comp) – Mrs Ashleigh Plane
Design & Technology (Comp) – Mr Mitchell Cavens
Maths (Adv) – Mr Gareth Thompson
Maths (Std) – Mr Jason Shadie