During this time we are conscious that students are missing the social interaction that comes with a normal school day as well as their wellbeing during isolation. As a result the Year 7 and 8 Year Level Coordinators have developed a pastoral session for both year levels which was launched last Friday morning. The Pastoral Period is a compulsory period occurring period 1 every Friday with the remote pastoral session format being prayer, reflection, trivia, journal entry and feedback. The aim is to have the homeroom teacher and students having some engaging conversation, while also having some time to reflect. Thank you to the coordinators for putting this together and the homeroom teachers for administering it.
Student Work Load Concerns
It has been communicated to the college that some students in Years 7 and 8 are feeling overwhelmed with the amount of classwork that is being asked of them. Sandra Warren who overseas teaching and learning on the Glenroy Campus has been in discussion with the heads of each learning area who will monitor the amount of classwork being given for their subject. They will also look to reducing the amount of expected homework. If you have concerns over the amount of work being set please contact myself, Sandra Warren or the relevant subject teacher.
Remote Learning Homework Club
During a normal school week Year 7 and 8 students have the option of attending Wednesday Homework Club, where they are able to get assistance from staff with class work in any of their subjects. As of Wednesday, students have the option of joining a remote homework club from 3.30 to 4.00. To access this students log onto the homework club page located on the co-curricular section of MyPenola, under clubs and societies and click on the Glenroy Homework club link (as seen below). Students can then enter a Teams meeting link for the particular subject they need some assistance in. I would like to thank Ms Kim Nguyen and Anisa Shkembi for their organisation and for those staff who are assisting with remote homework club.