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Middle Harbour Public School

Middle Harbour Public School

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MHPS Guidelines

Middle Harbour Public School is committed to providing quality and engaging learning opportunities for your child. Whilst learning from home is very different, quality teaching and learning can still take place. 

We understand that many parents may be working from home, managing multiple children’s learning from home and sharing devices, so our units of work are designed to be flexible to meet any of these needs. 

Students and parents will have access to weekly learning plans to be completed over a 5-day cycle via our school website Learning from home page. A suggested timetable is also been included similar to that which may be followed at school should you wish to use it. 

Students and parents will use the following platforms to access, complete and share teaching and learning:

Teachers will connect with students via Seesaw, Google Classroom and/or Zoom throughout the week. Two Zoom 'check-in' sessions will be scheduled each day for your child to connect with their teacher and classmates, ask questions and receive feedback. Zoom sessions times and links for the following day will be sent out by class teachers via Seesaw. These sessions are optional, however I would encourage your child to attend at least one of these sessions each day if possible. Please note that the Seesaw, Zoom and Google Classroom platforms are not for parent communication. If you have any questions regarding the learning, please either call the school or send an email to the class teacher via the school office, and they will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are unable to access the tasks in this plan online, please contact the school office so we can make alternative arrangements.

As we move to a remote model of teaching and learning, we reinforce the message that we understand these are challenging times and only ask that families do their best. The health and wellbeing of all families is our key priority and encourage you to aim for a balanced approach to learning at home. The table below outlines the recommended time allocations for students participating in learning at school or at home for primary students in Early Stage 1, Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3.

You will note that the suggested learning time ranges from 2 ½ to 3 hours each day for students depending on which grade they are in. Hopefully this is manageable, but we understand that this may not always be possible. It is for this reason we have designed our plans to be flexible, depending on student and family need.  If you have any concerns about your child engaging in their learning at home across the week, please contact your child’s classroom teacher via the school office.