Learning in Lockdown

"“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, "He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.""

As we know, teaching and learning is not just confined to the walls of the classroom. Learning moments can occur in nearly every waking hour of our lives. It is how well we use these moments and make the most of every teaching opportunity, that can impact how we thrive together during lockdown. 

At King’s, we understand that the juggle of working at home and supporting your child to complete schoolwork can be a very real challenge. It is our prayer that parents would not feel burdened or overwhelmed but supported and equipped by our College throughout this time. Our teachers have been working hard to provide students with dynamic and relevant content for online learning, and we are incredibly grateful to our parents at home who may have been asked some curly academic questions as you work alongside your students to help keep them on track. 

King’s has a number of systems in place to provide support throughout this process. In High School, students have been attending class meetings via Teams to check in with their teacher, ask questions and review content. Our High Schoolers have used the online learning platform Compass every day as part of their learning at King’s, so the transition to using Compass full time from home is much easier. In Primary School, students have received Year Level learning booklets and a daily schedule of work from their Lead Teachers, via Compass. Thank you to our Primary parents for working with your younger children to cover this content, as time permits.

At the end of each day, it can be helpful to spend time with your child reflecting on something new they have learned or experienced. Recalling these small, incremental lessons to short-term memory increases the chance of saving them to long-term memory, where they can become building blocks for new concepts in the future.

Thanks to our parents, teachers, students and entire King’s community for rising to the challenges of this week so that we can all thrive together.

"I am proud of the product that we continue to deliver to our students and families, and I am proud of the wonderful, dedicated staff who make up our Pimpama team."
"We are committed as a collaborative team to provide engaging and dynamic lessons for our students - that continue to inspire learning and weave an even stronger thread between our teachers at school and our students and families at home in this season."
"It has been so exciting to see the many different creative ways that our Upper Primary students have been completing their tasks at home! Well done students, and parents, I look forward to seeing more great examples of ingenuity and adaptability as our online learning journey continues."
"It has been such a rewarding week watching staff and students navigate online learning together. Congratulations to the many students I am hearing about who are approaching their online studies with maturity and diligence. Keep up the great work! To all the teachers, thank you for your many hours of work that have gone in to making our online curriculum exciting and engaging for our students. None of this would be possible without you. "
"Thank you for continuing to work with us for everyone’s safety. Take care of your precious families, wear masks when required, and wash your hands. "