Junior School Distance Learning

Here you will find information about the distance learning approach the School has implemented to support Teaching and Learning.

Return to School 

This site provides parents with the information they need on the return to school program for students at BGS.
 

Communication with parents

Homeroom teachers will communicate daily with their class at the start and end of their learning block using Zoom. Parents will not be required to download the Zoom app as boys will have access to the Year Level blog.

The support of our parents and families will be crucial in assisting our younger boys to navigate the online platforms, which will enable ongoing curriculum delivery.

Watch the Distance Learning Term 2 Video from Dr Ray Swann

 

 

Junior School checklist

Please find below the Junior School checklist in English and Chinese for your reference.  This checklist will ensure your home is ready for the online learning we will deliver from next week. 

A note on the benefits of routine to help you organise yourself 

 

Consent2Go request

It is also essential that you respond to the request from Consent2Go in order to enable ongoing remote curriculum delivery. Please contact us if you have not received this. 

 

Distance Learning Tips for Parents

ELC – guidelines and protocols for parents and boys

  • ELC4: Drop off from 8.00−8.30am (enter via the Secondhand Uniform shop doors, this will be clearly marked), pick up from 3.30 − 4.00pm. Siblings will arrive at this time.
  • ELC3: Drop off from 8.30−9.00am (enter via the main ELC entrance), pick up from 3.00− 3.30pm.
  • Read the Centre’s COVID-19 Onsite Operating Guidelines
  • Long Day Care will not be in operation.

Prep to Year 6 – support for parents and boys

Prep, Year 1 and Year 2

  • Boys will utilise a Year Level blog which will enable daily direct access and will not require emails to parents
  • Homeroom teachers will conduct Zoom sessions at 9.00am to start the day, and again at 2.00pm to finish the day (Link to Zoom will be available via Year Level blog)
  • The blog structure will provide a literacy block and numeracy block, plus an additional specialist block, as per your son’s daily routine and timetable. A Zoom (synchronous learning) session in literacy and/or numeracy will commence from Monday 20 April.
  • All teachers will provide appropriate activities, videos, PowerPoint presentations, links to appropriate websites and teaching sessions (via Zoom) through the Year Level blog
  • All Prep to Year 2 boys will need access to an iPad
  • Teachers will be available to respond via email to any questions or concerns during school hours (8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday)
  • In line with our Effective Learner Model and being ‘ready to learn’, we expect the boys to wear their sports uniform during their learning block (9.00am – 2.00pm each day)
  • Before/After School Care and the Holiday Program will not be in operation.

Year 3 and Year 4

  • Boys will utilise a Year Level blog which will enable daily direct access and will not require emails to parents
  • Homeroom teachers will conduct Zoom sessions at 8.45am to start the day, and again at 2.15pm to finish the day. (Link to Zoom will be available via Year Level blog)
  • The blog structure will provide a literacy block and numeracy block, plus an additional specialist block, as per your son’s daily routine and timetable. A Zoom (synchronous learning) session in literacy and/or numeracy will commence from Monday 20 April
  • All teachers will provide appropriate activities, videos, PowerPoint presentations, links to appropriate websites and teaching sessions (via Zoom) through the Year Level blog
  • All Year 3 and Year 4 boys will need access to a laptop
  • Teachers will be available via email to respond to any questions or concerns during school hours (8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday)
  • In line with our Effective Learner Model and being ‘ready to learn’, we expect the boys to wear their sports uniform during their learning block (8.45am – 2.15pm each day)
  • Before/After School Care and the Holiday Program will not be in operation.

Year 5 and Year 6

  • Boys will utilise a Year Level blog which will enable daily direct access and will not require emails to parents
  • Homeroom teachers will conduct Zoom sessions at 8.30am to start the day, and again at 2.30pm to finish the day. (Link to Zoom will be available via Year Level blog)
  • The blog structure will provide a literacy block and numeracy block, plus an additional specialist block, as per your son’s daily routine and timetable. A Zoom (synchronous learning) session in literacy and/or numeracy will commence from Monday 20 April
  • All teachers will provide appropriate activities, videos, PowerPoint presentations, links to appropriate websites and teaching sessions (via Zoom) through the Year Level blog
  • All Year 5 and Year 6 boys will need access to a laptop
  • Teachers will be available to respond via email to any questions or concerns during school hours (8.00am – 4.00pm Monday to Friday)
  • As per the last week of Term 1, teachers will be able to communicate with your son directly via his BGS email address
  • In line with our Effective Learner Model and being ‘ready to learn’, we expect the boys to wear their sports uniform during their learning block (8.30am – 2.30pm each day)
  • Before/After School Care and the Holiday Program will not be in operation.

Online tools

In terms of access to our recommended online tools, our Prep to Year 6 boys are familiar with using these tools to enhance their learning.

During the distance learning phase, the School Psychologists will be available to provide support to students and their families. To access counselling support, please email Olivia Tims Junior School Psychologist.

Additionally, the following support services may be of assistance:
Kids Helpline t: 1800 55 1800 (24/7 phone and online counselling)
Headspace Youth Mental Health Foundation t: 9076 7500 (Elsternwick) or t: 9076 9400 (Bentleigh)

COVID-19 Info page

Visit our COVID-19 Info page to find updates, information and guidance.

COVID-19 page
BGS Support Desk

We have set up a dedicated BGS Support Desk to answer any questions you may have during this time.

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BGS Distance Learning Page

Visit this page for resources needed to assist in learning during this period.

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