Remote Learning: A Guide for our Community
Over the past few weeks Teachers and Support Staff have been busy preparing for Remote Learning 2.0. The following guidelines are intended to assist students and parents/carers as we transition to flexible and remote learning.
Our summary graphic (on the right) includes all the key information about our remote learning structures commencing Wednesday 5 August.
The primary form of communication for students and parents/carers during remote learning will be via email within the normal school day 8:30am to 3.30pm. Emails or messages received outside of these hours may not be read until the following day.
Adjusted Class Times
Learning remotely provides different physical and mental challenges for both students and staff.
To help with this, and to increase time in between classes for transition, we will be reducing the length of each period to 60 minutes.
This creates 3 Brain Break times during the school day whilst we are in a remote and flexible learning environment.
During Brain Break times, we recommend staff and students
REVIEW: Take a couple of minutes to finish off class activities and upload work.
RESET: Log off current class and get ready to log into next class on Microsoft Teams.
REFUEL: Have something to eat/drink.
REST: Take a break from your computer/device/screen.
RECHARGE: Get some fresh air, stretch, go for short walk.
College Community Responsibilities
During remote learning, we all have a role to play.
General Study, Health and Wellbeing Advice
Setting Up Your Study Space
We recognise that every home is different. Where possible, it’s important to provide a quiet and comfortable learning space. Your child may have a regular place for doing homework under normal circumstances, but this space may not be suitable for an extended period. For some families, having all children around one table may work best.
Where possible, extended learning should take place in a space your family shares. For example, a lounge room or dining room. These spaces are preferable over a bedroom, where it can be isolating for your child and supervision can be more challenging
It should be a place:
- that can be quiet at times
- that has a strong internet signal, if possible
- where you or another adult is present and monitoring your child’s learning.
Staying Healthy During Remote Learning
- During learning remain hydrated by drinking plenty of water
- Regular exercise breaks i.e. 60 mins of vigorous exercise (e.g. a brisk walk) afterschool finishes and try to get some fresh air during the usual recess and lunch break to maintain a balanced approach to home learning
- Balance screen time with regular timetabled breaks
- Healthy eating habits
- Keeping an adequate bedtime routine
Supporting Student Wellbeing
This time may cause great uncertainty and anxiety for our students. It is important we support students as best as possible through our existing systems. When in doubt, we encourage you to speak with the relevant Sub School Learning Leaders or a Wellbeing Team Member.
You can easily contact our Sub School Learning Leaders or the Wellbeing team by the links below.
Below are some resources that may assist our Community during this time.
Department of Education and Training Victoria
Learning From Home Portal
Learning From Home Advice
Translated in your language
Hampton Park Secondary College YouTube
Contact Our Staff
If you would like to contact one of our staff members, please click on their name below to directly email them.
Office Manager/Principal PA
Junior Sub School
MIddle Sub School
Senior Sub School