As you are aware, the Government has announced all public schools in Western Australia will remain open until the end of term – Thursday, 9 April 2020. However, families are now encouraged to keep their children at home if they have the capacity to do so. We understand that parents who work in essential service areas may not be able to comply with this.
Although the Department of Education and schools are unsure of what this means for Term 2 schooling, Rivergums PS is proactively transitioning to the online teaching and learning platform, Connect.
Connect is a learning, support and communications platform developed by the Department of Education WA for staff, students and parents in public schools. Further information about Connect and how to use the platform will be sent home for parents and caregivers on Tuesday the 31st of March, alternatively you can access the information under the Learning at Home tab on the school website along with additional Helpcards to assist you to set up a home online learning environment for your child.
For the remainder of the term, teachers, students and parents will have time to familiarise themselves with the Connect platform, practise using the platform’s functions and have a go at the activities set by the teachers.
Understandably this is a new learning curve for everyone and we please ask for your patience as we work through this new learning environment.
Rivergums PS would like to acknowledge the ongoing efforts and support of all our staff, students and the school community during this unprecedented time. The school will continue to keep our community well informed and connected as we face these challenges together.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Rivergums Primary School