FREE ONLINE EDUCATION RESOURCES
The Department of Education has created a website for students at home.
Learning resources by year level: https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home/learning-resources-by-year-level
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA (CCIWA) has published online 10 Ideas to help parents talk careers with their teens.
“Teens are influenced by parents when considering career pathways. Research both in Australia and overseas, has found that parents are one of the most commonly consulted and influential sources of career information and advice for young people” (CCIWA).
This guide provides career coaching information for parents and promotes encouraging teenagers to engage in career exploration to let them find out the pros and cons of a particular occupation for themselves, as opposed to telling them. This helps young people to develop career management skills required to navigate the future world of work.
Links to helpful websites:
FUSE – This page has been established to support school students, children and parents access digital resources that can be used to support learning at home
www.studyladder.com.au – Web based learning platform organised into year levels and concepts. Students have a log in for this. Please contact your child’s teacher if you require this.
brainpop.com – (free access for limited time) Wonderful website and App with engaging activities in all curriculum areas.
www.education.abc.net.au – Australian website with a variety of learning experiences (including digital books) for each year level.
www.vooks.com – Online digital library with 1 month free access.
www.mathplayground.com – A great brainworkout for maths topics. Year levels can be selected to find appropriate content.
Writing Prompts – A great resource to get your child’s creativity flowing in their writing.
Diana Rigg 3 week plans – Three-week plans for Early Years to Year 6, includes parent education videos, detailed instructions and downloadable resources, games, flash cards and posters covering key components such as Literacy, Oral Language and Movement & Motor. (K-6).
COVID- 19 explained for kids – BTN have done a wonderful job explaining Coronavirus.
Other helpful websites/links:
Staying Connected with Our Children – Some handy tips for parents and carers to share connection, comfort and care with their children.
Education Department of Western Australia
North Metro Region Education Office
COVID – 19 Translated resources
SUPPORTING BUSINESSES TO RETAIN JOBS – FACT SHEET (FED)
Connect is an integrated online environment developed by the Department of Education WA for staff, students and parents in public schools. Your secure login details to Connect include a P-number and Password and will be emailed by your child’s school. If you have not already received a login, please contact the school office.
To assist parents transition to this new learning forum, a Step by Step Guide for Parents can be found at this link Step by Step Guide for Parents. If you have any further questions, again, please contact the school office.
Seesaw creates a powerful learning loop between students, teachers, and families.
Seesaw is the best platform for empowering students to demonstrate and share their learning. Students use powerful tools in the Seesaw app to create, reflect and demonstrate learning. When students share their learning in their Seesaw portfolio, teachers and families gain valuable insights into what their students know and can better support their development throughout the school year. Students who use Seesaw feel empowered, motivated and proud, and that they are engaged in more meaningful ways.
How does Seesaw Work?
- Seesaw works on any device, shared or one-to-one
- Students use Seesaw’s intuitive tools to demonstrate learning in a portfolio.
- Teachers see what students know and get ideas for activities in Seesaw.
- Families see their child’s work and leave comments and encouragement.
What Can Teachers Do with Seesaw?
- Unlock creativity for all students in any subject
- Gain insights to meet students where they are
- Engage families in conversations centred on student learning
- Give students a space for ownership and choice
- Get inspiration and ideas for your classroom
- Celebrate and recognise student progress
‘How to’ Seesaw
- Enter ‘Seesaw’ into your preferred search engine and select ‘Seesaw for Parents’.
- Select ‘Sign up for free!
- Parents and carers should select the ‘I’m a family member’ Students should select the ‘I’m a student’ tab
- You now have the option to join by using a QR reader and scanning the QR code or by going to the URL at the bottom of the page.
Once you have created your account you will be able to log in. Please view the attached Seesaw ‘How to’ for further information.
Our school Chaplain will be available at the school or via telephone or email at Helena.Donohoe2@education.wa.edu.au if you require pastoral care.
BRAIN BREAK ACTIVITIES
As much as we are encouraging students and parents to learn at home, it is important that we give our brain a break. Below are some things that will help:
GoNoodle – A series of videos and activities suitable for all ages.
Smiling Mind – Mindfulness is proven to lead to better attention, memory, regulation of emotions and self awareness.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – A YouTube channel that encourages yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for ages 3+
TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF
It is important during this time that adults take time to look after themselves so they can look after children.
Please follow this helpful link for information around maintaining a sense of well being https://www.education.wa.edu.au/learning-at-home/taking-care-of-yourself