We’ve found some of these tips for learning at home to be quite useful:

  1. Establish routines and expectations 
  1. Choose a good place to learn 
  1. Stay in touch 
  1. Help your child ‘own’ their learning 
  1. Begin and end the day by checking-in 

In the morning, you might ask: 

  • What do you have to do today? 
  • Do you have any assessments? 
  • How will you organise your time? 
  • What resources do you need? 
  • What can I do to help? 

At the end of the day you might ask: 

  • How far did you get in your learning tasks today? 
  • What did you discover? What was hard? 
  • What could we do to make tomorrow better? 

These brief grounding conversations can help with your child’s learning. Checking in with your child and helping them to process instructions they have received from their teacher helps reduce learning stress.  

It also helps children organise themselves and set priorities – older children too. Not all children thrive in distance learning; some struggle with too much independence or lack of structure.  

These check-in routines can help avoid later challenges and disappointments. They help children develop self-management and executive functioning that are essential skills for life. Parents are great life coaches. 

More helpful tips

  • Establish times for quiet and reflection 
  • Encourage physical activity and exercise 
  • Manage stress and make the most of an unusual situation 
  • Monitor time on-screen and online 
  • Connect safely with friends, and be kind 

We hope families are adjusting to the current circumstances as best as possible. We miss seeing everyone on campus, however, we are looking to make the most from the new learning opportunities and possibilities that the current situation brings. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the school if you require assistance during this time. 

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