School@Home

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 are vital to achieving successful learning outcomes for your children. Thank you for your commitment to partnership during this time

All K-6 students will use Google Classroom as the hub for their learning. Google Classroom will be the primary place for students to communicate with teachers, access and complete work, and receive feedback.

  • Printable paper resources will accompany online work. Teachers will advise students regarding the storage and marking of completed worksheets.
  • Printing through the School Office is available for families who cannot print at home. Please contact the Office to arrange for printing assistance.
  • Live video sessions using Google Meet will run each morning for all K-6 classes, commencing at 9:00 am. Teachers will use this time to share devotions with students, pray and talk about the day ahead. To join these meetings click on the Meet link in the Google Classroom banner. For detailed instructions, please see Join a video meeting for education.
  • There are expectations for all participants involved in a school Google Meet. Please read the Google Meet Appropriate Use Guidelines found in the Resources section of our school website. 
  • Pre-recorded instructional videos will be central to the delivery of some lessons.
  • All students have received an email invitation from their class teacher to join the Google Classroom. Every student must accept this invitation. If you are unsure about how to do this, please contact your child’s teacher.
  • Google Classroom does not have a parent portal facility. 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.
  • Your child’s teacher will place specific information in a topic labelled ‘General‘ in Google Classroom. Please carefully read this information with your child.

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 K-6 Student Expectations with your child.
  • K-2 students will require a parent (or another suitable person) to sit 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 general academic ability.
  • Students who need to come to school for supervision will be completing the same lessons delivered through Google Classroom as those at home on any given day.
  • Staff will be available during normal school hours to answer questions that a student may have about work. These questions can be asked through Google Classroom, by emailing the class teacher or calling the school.
  • If you have issues with technology, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.

Thank you for your invaluable partnership at all times, and especially during periods of School@Home. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to phone or email the School Office.

All 7-12 students will use Google Classroom as the hub for their learning. Secondary students are already familiar with the Google Classroom platform. 

  • Google Classroom will be the primary place for students to communicate with teachers, access and complete work, and receive feedback. Students may also choose to email their teachers as required.
  • Teachers will schedule lessons to follow the current student timetable. This will ensure that work for each subject is available across multiple days in the week. Students will be responsible for completing work requirements for each class at pace with the timetable.
  • The Secondary timetable will be made available in students’ Core class.
  • Pre-recorded instructional videos will be central to delivering some lessons, these will be available in Google Classroom.
  • Live video sessions using Google Meet will be used each morning in Core classes commencing at 9:00 am. Teachers will use this time to share devotions with students, pray and talk about the day ahead. Students should expect an invitation via email.
    Students must dress appropriately and are expected to abide by the Google Meet Appropriate Use Guidelines
  • 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.
  • 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. To view a student’s Google Classroom, parents need to ask their children to show them. 
  • Stage 6 teachers will negotiate any necessary face-to-face lessons with students completing HSC courses in line with current COVID guidelines.
  • Year 11 & 12  students should contact their teachers through Google Classroom, email, or phoning the school.
  • Parent enquiries should be directed to Mr Jason Shadie, Assistant Principal – Secondary.

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  with your child.
  • It is important that students have a suitable workspace, away from distractions but allowing direct supervision by a parent or carer.
  • A Daily Planner is a great way to keep organised. Please encourage your children to plan each day to maximise their productivity and wellbeing.
  • 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 7-12 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. Each student will be notified through Google Classroom and Gmail of any upcoming assessment tasks.
  • If your child is in Year 11 or 12, all information regarding Assessment Tasks can be found in the Stage 6 Assessment Procedures Handbook.
  • If you have issues with technology, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.
  • Students in Years 7-12 and staff attending school must wear a face mask. Some exemptions apply. Refer to Face Mask Rules on the NSW Government website.

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

  • Non-essential visitors are currently not permitted on school sites.
  • Parents should remain outside of School grounds, follow the physical distancing advice for our local government area and avoid gathering outside school gates.
  • Uniform may be ordered via telephone or email and paid for via telephone or direct deposit. Contact the Office to place an order.
  • Face masks must be worn by essential visitors, staff and students in Years 7-12 while on site. Some exemptions apply. Refer to Face Mask Rules on the NSW Government website.
  •  Essential visitors and staff are required to check in every day using the School QR code.
  • In addition, all visitors to the School must sign in at the Office.
  • Please contact the Office before visiting the School.
  • All students in Year 7 – 12 must wear a face mask indoors and outdoors, unless written advice from a medical practitioner has been submitted to the Office. Some exemptions apply. Refer to Face Mask Rules on the NSW Government website.
  • Students in Prep – Year 6 are not required to wear masks. However, they are encouraged to do so if they wish.
  • All passengers must wear a face mask when travelling to and from school by public transport, including transport on the Kuyper Coach.
  • Students should not attend school if unwell, even with mild symptoms of COVID-19. NSW Health strongly encourages anyone who is unwell with COVID-19 symptoms to get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
  • Any student attending school with any COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and should not return to school until they have received a negative test result and are symptom-free. 
  • Any student with other medical reasons for recurrent symptoms, or complex health or disability that make testing challenging, must provide the school with a letter from their GP to negate the requirement for a negative test result.
  • Students will be required to follow COVID safe procedures at school, including the use of hand sanitiser on entry and exit to classrooms and other school buildings.

Students

Please visit the Student Portal for all School@Home resources.

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