School@Home

Parent Partnership

Genuine, meaningful partnership between parents and teachers has always been a foundation of learning and community at Kuyper. Parent support and assistance on the home front are vital to achieving successful learning outcomes for your children.

Thank you for your continued commitment to partnership during this time.

If a Primary student is absent for an extended period of time parents should contact their Class Teacher to arrange appropriate work. 

  • Classwork may be provided as printable paper resources or online work via Google Classroom.
  • Primary students in Years 1-6 already have Google Classroom accounts. If you are unsure how to access this, please speak with your Class 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.

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

  • Be familiar with the K-6 Student Expectations for Learning @ Home class teachers have of your child when learning from home. 
  • K-2 students will require a parent (or another suitable person) to sit beside them as they access their learning material. 
  • Students in Years 3-6 will require varying levels of support according to their confidence with digital technologies and general academic ability.
  • Any questions that a student or parent may have about the work can be asked through Google Classroom, emailing the class teacher, or phoning the School.
  • If you have technology issues, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please phone or email the School Office.

Hybrid Learning using Google Classroom will be employed for Secondary students learning from home if they are unwell or a close household contact. All Secondary students already use Google Classroom as the digital hub for their lessons and other important information and resources. 

  • Alongside face-to-face learning, Google Classroom is the main place for students to access and complete work.
  • Teachers will post lessons in Google Classroom as needed and based on student requirements. 
  • If a student is absent for an extended period of time, they may access the necessary work for each subject through Google Classroom. 
  • Any questions that a student may have about their work can be asked through Google Classroom, emailing the class teacher, or 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. 
  • Parent questions about classwork should be directed to Subject Teachers.
  • Parent concerns about general learning should be directed to Core Class Teachers as follows,

Year 7: Mrs Ashleigh Plane and Mr Mark Ramsay

Year 8: Mr Marty Gee and Dr Shareen Liggins

Year 9: Mrs Jemima Robinson and Mrs Leila Thomson

Year 10: Mrs Melanie Kewley and Mr Gareth Thompson

Years 11/12: Mr Mitchell Cavens and Mrs Elizabeth Porter

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

  • Be familiar with the 7-12 Students Expectations for Learning @ Home.
  • It is important that students have a suitable workspace for learning at home, away from distractions but allowing direct supervision by a parent or carer.
  • Evidence of completed student work will be required either during the student’s absence or on a student’s return to school. Each class teacher will explain to students what is required for their subject area. 
  • Please refer to the Google Classroom – Parent Guide for instructions on accessing and using Google Classroom.
  • 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.
  • Year 11 and 12 students can find all information regarding Assessment Tasks in the Stage 6 Study Handbook.
  • If you have technology issues, please contact the school or submit an IT Help Request.
  • Students in Years 7-12 attending school must wear a face mask when inside a building. Some exemptions apply. Refer to Face Mask Rules on the NSW Government website.

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please phone or email the School Office.

  • Parents are now allowed on school grounds, irrespective of vaccination status.
  • Parents may also attend school gatherings and assemblies.
  • The NSW Health Household and Close Contact Guidelines requires visitors to notify the school if they are a household/close contact.
  • Please sign the Visitors’ Register outside the School Office before proceeding to your destination. (Prep parents may continue to sign in at the Prep room).
  • Uniform can still be ordered via phone or email, and paid for via phone or direct deposit. Contact the Office to place an order or to arrange a visit to the Uniform Shop.
  • Parents and carers should continue to socially distance from each other in the drop off/collection areas.
  • Please remember to practise good hand hygiene while on the school grounds.
  • Masks continue to be mandatory on public transport. This applies to all passengers aged 12 years and older travelling to and from school and during school excursions by public or private transport services. This includes the Kuyper coach.
  • Students should not attend school if unwell, even with mild symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Any student with other medical reasons for recurrent symptoms must provide the school with a letter from their GP.
  • Any student who tests positive to COVID-19 must follow NSW Health Advice regarding self-isolation.
  • Household contacts are no longer required to isolate. However, The NSW Health Household and Close Contact Guidelines requires students to notify the school if they are a household/close contact.
  • Household contacts must RAHT test each day before coming to school and students 12 years and older must wear a mask indoors at school.
  • Student RAHT kits continue to be available from the School Office.
  • Students should use a RAHT at any time symptoms occur.
  • All students will be required to follow COVID safe procedures at school, including using hand sanitiser on entry and exit to classrooms and other school buildings.

Students

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

Administering Your RAHT

Latest COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update 27

The ongoing lifting of restrictions is a positive start to Term 2. However, a number of precautions remain in place to minimise disruption to learning. Read on for more information.

More RAHTs for Everyone!

We will be sending home RAHT kits this week for each student, but if you need more at any time, please contact the Office.

COVID-19 Update 26

With the increase in COVID cases both at school and in our local community, Secondary students and staff have been asked to wear masks indoors at school until further notice.

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