YEAR 11 & 12 LEARNING @HOME
Welcome to our information page for Learning@Home. It is our deep hope that parents, students and the broader school community would use this resource as a means of accessing the information they need as they continue to partner with the school in providing quality Christian Education to their child.
Year 11/12 lessons will look different as we enter into Term 2. Students won't have their scheduled Timetabled lessons with their teacher, as was the case in Term 1.
Year 11/12 teachers will be working from the online Microsoft Teams platform as well as negotiating a time with their students around a more online interactive approach, due to the volume of content that is required to be delivered, as it is a TASC subject. This could look like a weekly catch-up class session if the subject caters for a video meeting. Please know that instructional teaching of content and assessment, will be communicated out on a weekly basis, however, this may look a little different from teacher to teacher, especially those enrolled in practical subjects.
Year 11/12 students studying at school will be timetabled as if they are in an extended Study Line and assigned to the Library as their Learning Space. We expect that they are capable of independent, self-directed learning and they therefore will not be allocated a supervisory teacher beyond the usual supervision provided by Library staff during Study Lines. Sign-out privileges will also not be in operation during this period; once Year 11/12 students are at school they will need to remain at school until the end of each school day.
We would also request that students in Year 11/12 maintain their Learning@Home program if that is what you have nominated for them. We are aware that many are capable of making their own way to school and may want to do so (for example, to complete a test or see a teacher) but we would like to minimise this so that we can maintain accurate attendance, ensure appropriate health and hygiene requirements, and avoid disruption to what will be a completely new timetable and way of operating. Your help and support in this is really appreciated.
We are still waiting for direction from TASC about future adjustments, examinations and folios and will keep you informed when we become aware of these changes. If you have any further questions, please contact the subject teacher, Year 11/12 Coordinator or Head of Curriculum.
As mentioned above, the main digital platform is Microsoft Teams, which all students (with access to a computer and the internet) can access at home via their Office365 email address and password. If your family has opted for paper-based curriculum resources, further information can be given by calling the School Office.
The Library will remain open for students Learning@school with normal day to day borrowing.
For students Learning@home, we are still encouraging borrowing to take place. We cannot have you going without books!!
For students Kinder to Year 12, we are happy to organize a book pack to be collected from the allocated pick up area at the school upon request. Requests would need to be in by Wednesday afternoon ready for the Friday pickup. Renewal requests may be sent through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Returns may be placed in the Book Return Tub which will be located in the MPH.
We will be including on this page information regarding University, Career and ATAR Score information that relates to the decisions made that can and will impact Year 11 and 12 due to the Corona Virus. If you have any concerns, please contact the school.
ANNOUNCEMENT - Deputy Premier, Jeremy Rockliff
I am writing to you to let you know that we are doing everything we can to ensure students in years 11 and 12 are not disadvantaged because of the impacts of COVID–19. We want to support you to get the most out of your studies in 2020 and achieve what you set out to this year. Right now, our priority is your wellbeing and supporting you to achieve your goals for this year.
We are working closely with everyone including TASC and the University of Tasmania to address issues that may affect the attainment of the Tasmanian Qualifications Certificate, Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and the calculation of ATAR scores.
As many of you may be aware, an enormous amount of work has been done to review and adjust all courses for the remainder of 2020 to reflect the disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes VET and pre-tertiary courses. In addition, external end-of-year assessment program for TASC pre-tertiary (Levels 3 and 4) courses is being amended to reflect the changes already made to your courses.
This aims to ensure fairness in what has been an extraordinary year for you, your teachers and school. Year 11 and 12 student voices have been critical in helping us to understand how you are feeling and thinking about your studies right now. We are continuing to listen to your ideas to help determine our approach to the end-of-year assessments.
We are still working through some of the detail, and your school will let you know once they are finalised. Exams are scheduled for 9 – 19 November 2020 and final results will be emailed on 18 December 2020. Keep learning, doing your assessments as advised by your school or training provider and most importantly look after yourself, whether you are at school or at home. Reach out to family, friends and your teachers, or speak to your school if you need support.
I am inspired by your resilience in what I know has been a disruptive and challenging year for you all, and I wish you the best of luck with the remainder of your studies for 2020. Yours sincerely Jeremy Rockliff MP Deputy Premier Minister for Education and Training
GETTING STARTED WITH MICROSOFT TEAMS
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.
HANDING IN ASSESSMENTS
Teachers will leave instructions for students about where and how to submit tasks. This could be through the ‘Class Notebook’ in Teams, via email or the ‘Chat’ function. Assessment Tasks will be submitted through the ‘Assignments’ tab in Teams, unless the teacher specifies otherwise.
Application portal opens Tuesday (APRIL 28)
As you know, this gives you early access to our 2021 courses. Applications for the School’s Recommendation Program will open Tuesday 28 April. You can access the application portal via the link below.
Applications will be open until 30 November. If you submit by 30 May, you’ll receive your offer by 31 July. If you submit after this date, don’t worry. You’ll receive your offer within 8 weeks. If you haven’t already, the University’s full range of courses can be browsed in the link below. As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact us at
UTAS RESPONDS TO COVID19
The University of Tasmania have released a document titled Your Path to 2021 to clarify the revised enrollment process in place, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please read through the document carefully so that you are fully informed and can act on the advice given.
Briefly - Here's how it works:
• Review our extensive list of 2021 courses in this guide
• Submit your application here after the Easter holidays
• Your school will complete the recommendation and supply year 11 results to the University, after mid-year assessments
• You will receive an offer once the recommendation is received from your school.
YOUTUBE CONTENT FROM LEIGHLAND
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!