Supervising learning at home while managing work or other day-to-day commitments is a challenge.
To make the task a little bit easier in circumstances where children need to learn from home, we have created a comprehensive suite of web-accessible lessons prepared by expert teachers.
The Our Learning SA website is primed with a daily package of lessons for every year level from reception to year 10, ready for when school begins on Wednesday 2 February.
Each of the lessons has been designed by a year-level specialist and aligns with the Australian Curriculum.
Delivered via video or Microsoft PowerPoint they are accessible on most web-enabled devices.
Primary students can access lessons on literacy, numeracy, humanities and social sciences (HASS) and physical activity.
Secondary students will be able to access English, maths, science and physical activity.
The online lessons do not replace the face-to-face learning scheduled for reception, year 1, year 7, year 8 and year 12 students who can all return to the classroom from February 2.
However, families with children in these year levels who choose not to send their child to school can access the resources to support learning at home.
Schools delivering learning from home in the non-face-to-face year levels may make use of the resources to supplement their remote learning program. Families will receive guidance on those programs directly from their child’s school.
A collection of educational resources and at home activities is also available for preschool children.
The Department for Education has also reactivated the Parent Remote Learning ICT Hotline, to provide technical support to public school families with children learning from home.
The hotline, which can be reached on 1800 271 211, is staffed by ICT experts from 8:30am to 4:30pm and will be available to try to solve any issues that can’t be fixed in the first instance by individual schools.