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  • All students at school will be working from the same Learning@Home platform and in the same way as those who are actually at home

  • Normal classes will not be running across the whole school (K-12)

  • Students will work in Learning Spaces as mixed grade-groups:

  • Primary: one Lower Primary group, two Upper Primary mixed groups

  • In each Learning Space social distancing guidelines will be adhered to: students will be allocated a 'work space' of their own, appropriately distanced from other students in the room

  • Teachers will be allocated to these groups to supervise students as they work through the Learning@Home program; there will not be opportunity for normal teacher-student classroom-style teaching sessions

  • Access to subject teachers will be through Teams (Chat, Posts, video-calls}, the same for all students, regardless of where they are situated

  • Part of the Primary playground will be opened to High School students at break times, as Area 1 (main High School oval and gaga pit) will be closed

We have structured the Learning@School program like this to maximise the health and safety of all staff and students while at the same time creating the time needed for staff to effectively manage and facilitate the significant number of students who will be working from home. It is also a reflection of the importance we place on following the Government's directive to keep children at home to engage in learning programs where families have the capacity to do so. This should be the primary consideration for making a decision on sending children to school. 
Providing the same platform for all students (Learning@Home through Teams) regardless of their physical location means everyone's educational needs are being met equitably and to the best of our ability. 
If any of this information has caused you to re-assess your child's status for Term 2, we would encourage you to let the School know of the change or phone the School on 6425 0999 if you have questions and would like Mr Freshney to call you to discuss this further. 
Thank you and all the best in these uncertain times -we are glad that God is faithful and very present among it all. 

If at any time you have concerns or questions, please feel free to contact us.

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Ben Freshney

Head of Primary at Ulverstone


Ulverstone Secondary School Head of Curriculum, Rob Pople has prepared a series of videos to help you get started with Microsoft Teams. Please feel free to email him if you have any further questions or concerns. These instructions will work for the Primary School at Burnie as well.


Many of our staff have taken the time to create videos that your children can use to feel connected to the school and their teachers. Take a look!


During this unprecedented season, staying connected is more important than ever! Our school community is vibrant, strong and caring! Here are ways you can ensure you are connected to the school. Please free to also contact our school and teachers anytime, we are missing you all and would love to hear from you!

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