COVID19

This has been a trying time for us all as we confront coronavirus/COVID-19. The rapidly evolving news stories surrounding this pandemic have undoubtedly caused concern.

We thank you for your ongoing support and the words of appreciation that we have received. At this time, I ask for your understanding that the school will follow the advice and direction of the Department for Education. My staff and I are working hard to ensure the best possible outcome for all of our students.

We encourage parents to contact us either by phone or email to inform us of any concerns or change of details. We are continuing to encourage good hygiene practices, including ensuring there is soap available to all students, and effective hand washing has been explicitly addressed. Again, thank you for your understanding as we address this unprecedented situation.

Regards,

Mike Sadleir
Principal

Our Learning SA Resource

This site is an online collection of education materials and has been developed by department curriculum managers and expert teachers.

The site provides learning materials and activities across all learning areas in the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum. There are materials that are appropriate for families as well as resources that are more targeted towards teachers.

Our Learning SA
(LINK)

 

Useful Links

The site provides learning materials and activities across all learning areas in the Early Years Framework and the Australian Curriculum. There are materials that are appropriate for families as well as resources that are more targeted towards teachers.

Deparment for Education Website
(LINK)

Department of Health’s Website
(LINK)

SACE Board & SATAC answer students’ COVID-19 questions

We know the COVID-19 coronavirus is causing a great deal of uncertainty for SACE students.

Will students complete their SACE in 2020? Will the ATAR still go ahead? What about exams? Do Special Provisions apply with COVID-19? What about university entry?

We put these questions and others collected from students in South Australia and the Northern Territory to SACE Board Chief Executive Professor Martin Westwell, and SATAC Chief Executive Officer Stuart Mossman.

Using the same format as the ABC’s You Can’t Ask That, watch the You Can Ask That video below to hear Martin and Stuart answer students’ concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on SACE and SATAC processes. Please circulate this video with your school communities.

Visit SATAC website
(LINK)

 

Tips for Parents while supporting students at home

Start creating a structure and routine for this temporary but “new normal”  if school closures go ahead, we don’t know how long it may last, so setting up systems and schedules in the first few days or weeks (and sticking to them as best you can) is much easier than trying to implement them after a prolonged period of unstructured days and late nights. Teacher tip go in hard and then relax a bit!

  • Establish a daily schedule based on your child’s age.
  • Dont be scared to throw out the schedule if it’s not working that day. The weather outside is beautiful or your children just need extra love and comfort.
  • Don’t worry if you can’t explain something or understand something – contact us and we’ll support you, or let us know and we’ll go over it when we get back.
  • Don’t expect your child to sit and concentrate for more than 30-45 minutes at a time (even less for children 8 years or under!)
  •  We don’t expect you to home-school! There are times we can’t cover the entire curriculum so we don’t expect you to while you are working, maintaining a home and keeping your family safe.

Take time for yourself! create a “staff-room” to escape to and share the “yard duties” fairly!

At this time, your child’s emotional wellbeing, physical and mental health are more important than their academic knowledge and skills.

 

A Parents Guide to Microsoft Teams
(LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO)

*please note not all functions of teams in this video will be utilised by Tintinara Area School Teachers. As new functions are being used students will be advised.

 

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