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Remote Learning

In response to the School's campus closure on Tuesday 17 March 2020, Kinross Wolaroi School has implemented a comprehensive remote learning platform to support the continued education of its students during periods of disruption.

This page will provide links and information for parents and students on KWS remote learning.

Detailed instructions and advice have been provided to students to guide them in their new learning environment.

View and download the Senior School parent guide here:

Senior Parent Guide

View and download the Junior School parent guide and information here:

Term 2 Junior Letter

Junior Parent Guide Term 2

Junior Student Guide Term 2

Remote Wellbeing

Kinross Wolaroi School is resolutely committed to safeguarding the welfare and wellbeing of its students during these challenging circumstances. Community is vitally important to us at KWS, and as such, key to our approach is ensuring students, staff and parents feel connected to one another and the school, as we navigate this new era of remote learning. This will be achieved through the provision of regular wellbeing time throughout the week; weekly surveys to gauge how students are tracking; touchpoints between home and school; the continued delivery of counselling and psychology services for those in need; and an engaging activity schedule for both students and families.

Remote Wellbeing Summary

Online Video Lessons

The School is working to embrace new approaches to reinvigorate the learning experiences of our students as and when needed. Commencing Term 2 the school will utilise the video component of Microsoft Teams to assist in the delivery of lessons. All video lessons will be through Microsoft Teams only. The classes will be recorded and stored on the Kinross Wolaroi School (KWS) managed and controlled Microsoft video management service, Stream. Microsoft Stream is a secure video service that allows KWS to store and manage access to all Microsoft Teams recorded video content. All parents should by now have completed a permission form in relation to their child’s participation in these lessons. We invite you to review the guidelines for parents and the Responsible User Agreement for Students below:

Online Video Guidelines for Senior School Students

Online Video Guidelines for Junior School StudentsTechnical Support

With all students commencing their online learning journey at the same time, we expect that there may be an increased number of enquiries to our Helpdesk - please be patient if there is a delay in responding to your questions in these early days of operation.

Please do not call Reception regarding any problems you encounter. Issues should be logged via the email below. Encourage your children to spend some time trying to solve any issues themselves before asking our technicians for assistance. A troubleshooting document will be provided to all users.

Should you encounter issues that can't be resolved, please email servicedesk@kws.nsw.edu.au

 


 

Staying safe online

As we move to remote learning in response to COVID-19, it is important to understand how to protect yourself and your family online. The eSafety Commissioner's website has some great advice on how to tame the technology. It is recommended reading for all parents:
https://www.esafety.gov.au/parents/skills-advice/taming-technology

Our Wellbeing Team have also pulled together some cyber safety tips for parents and students to assist when using technology and online platforms for remote learning:
Cyber Safety during our Covid-19 campus closure

Students concerned about Cyberbullying can also find support, skills and solidarity by connecting to Project Rockit: https://www.projectrockit.com.au/action-hub/student-hub/


 

Additional remote learning resources 

In addition to the information and links already provided to students, Audible are allowing kids everywhere to instantly stream their incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, to help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.

All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the link below:
https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

 


 

Remote learning status

Here’s what to expect when you log into remote learning today:


 

Remote Learning Troubleshooting

If you are having problems with remote learning and gaining access to online resources, please have a read over the below documents before contacting the School's ICT Helpdesk:

Junior School Troubleshooting
Senior School Troubleshooting

 


 

Request assistance from the School's ICT Helpdesk

If, after reading the above Troubleshooting advice, you are still having trouble with remote learning and gaining access to online resources, please contact the school's ICT Helpdesk via helpdesk@kws.nsw.edu.au.