28th March 2020, 20:04
As from Monday, children registered in Bayside and Westside Secondary schools will be receiving a structured home learning programme via each school's existing online platform. The home learning programme has been designed to support our children and their parents by providing them with a learning routine which provides structure and enables children to continue to develop key skills.
The activities delivered through the programme are designed to work within a home learning environment and are not aimed at replicating the classroom environment.
Students in Years 7, 8, 9 will receive a broad and balanced programme of activities over the course of each week. Students in Years 10 and 12 will be tasked to complete a range of activities each week. These tasks will be pertinent to the courses they are completing and benefit their future learning in their chosen subjects. Additionally, all year groups will be provided with aselection of activities aimed at supporting children from a wellbeing and mental health perspective.
The Department of Education is also working hard to structure some channels of support and guidance for all Year 11 and 13 students in both secondary schools and the College, as we recognise the challenging, unexpected and uncertain situation they find themselves in.
The Department of Education's Primary Home Learning programme which came into effect last Wednesday 25th March has got off to a very positive start.