We're keeping students learning both in and out of the classroom.
Explore the department's learning from home resources to support both online and offline learning for all students.
If possible, set up a dedicated learning area
Having a learning space will help you prepare mentally for doing schoolwork. Stock it with all the things you will need for your classes. Be close to a power socket if you are using a device. If you can, make it quiet and keep it organised.
Follow the Learning environment checklist (PDF 81KB) in setting up your learning space and also refer to the Remote learning guidelines for students and parents (PDF 186KB).
Please read the following advice from Secondary College of Languages carefully so that you know what you need to do to continue your learning from home in the best possible way.
An Online Assessment Policy to incorporate online examinations procedures has also been developed.
Online learning expectations for all students
- Log into the online platform chosen by the teacher by 8:30am.
- Your teacher will take the roll and keep a record of your attendance.
- Inform your teacher if you are unable to engage in the lesson and/or complete the allocated work.
- Your teacher will provide you with work to be completed. This will vary depending on the teacher – it may include video conferencing, pre-recorded material or instructions for work that needs to be completed.
- You are expected to engage productively in the curriculum, showing the same diligence and commitment to your studies as you would normally do.
- Engage in each lesson by accessing, completing and submitting allocated class work according to your teacher’s instructions and make sure you meet deadlines for submissions.
- Show respect to all staff and peers in all online communication, including email, online messaging and video conferencing.
- Be patient and allow enough time for your teachers to post lesson instructions and responses to your questions/comments. Sometimes your teachers may not be able to answer your question immediately.
- Try to maintain interaction with your peers to help maintain connections.
- Inform your class teacher if you are unable to engage in the lesson and/or complete the allocated work.
- If you are unable to ‘attend’ an online lesson, you are expected to catch up on any work missed and provide a reason/explanation for that absence to your teacher.
Support with your learning
- You should now have access to all class codes and shared folders.
- If you are having difficulties accessing the learning platform or completing the set tasks online, contact your teacher directly or contact your SCL Campus.
- You should comply with the departments' Student use of digital devices and online services policy'.
For help with accessing the NSW Department of Education's Student Portal, see the Accessing the Student Portal page.
Get up-to-date information about the department's response to COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
NSW Health information and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus).