Pimpama Students Learn in a New Paradigm
King's has been working hard to provide all students with the content they need, to be able to enjoy an engaging learning experience within the constraints of remote study. Our students are very savvy with using technology, and moving to a digital platform for learning has been a fairly smooth transition. We have provided a range of age-specific applications and programs so that our students have access to learning activities created by King's, as well as by other reputable education providers.
Our King's high school students dressed in their sports uniforms on Wednesday and participated in Microsoft Teams class trials from home. These valuable sessions helped us test this group video chat platform and resolve any issues, so that we can utilise Teams for virtual classrooms, if required. Students and teachers enjoyed the opportunity to reconnect with one another and the feedback was very positive. We want to thank our King's parents for supporting the trials, and also remind you to refrain from viewing the camera or screen during any Microsoft Teams school sessions, due to child protection issues. Please remind your children that they must be in their King's sports uniforms, and located in a public setting at home, for any future Teams school sessions. High School students have also been continuing with their assigned class work via Compass.
With the support of families, students from Pimpama Prep to Year 4 have been using their learning booklets and online learning apps to continue with their On-Going Learning Plan. Years 5 - 6 have had their iPads to continue working on their assigned work in Compass. Class Teachers across the Primary School also released some short and sweet 'check-in' videos to each of their classes this week. These can be found on Compass under each of the year level group pages.
We have also been working on a detailed Digital Handbook for all parents and students, with information about ongoing digital learning at King's, should this be required by the Government in Term 2. This will be released to parents very soon.
Support for Parents
We understand this is a challenging time for everyone as we navigate a new way of doing things, in order to abide by the restrictions imposed by the current health crisis. King's is here to support families wherever possible and we are regularly adding useful information to Compass for you and your children. We look forward to sharing the Digital Handbook with you very soon, which will clarify how the College intends to proceed with a high-quality online learning experience for King's students in future, if required.
Our IT Support team is also available to help parents with issues relating to Compass, Parent Lounge or other school systems.Contact IT Support