FAQ’S

Everybody

How do I know what is happening?
  • Go to reliable sources such as
  • the Department of Health
  • the New South Wales Education Standards Authority (NESA)
  • Mr Fowlers regular email will keep you informed on what is happening at the College
When I look on Edumate I see a partial absence
    In the school database system the code we are using for the present online school system is linked to what is called present flexible delivery. In the Edumate system this links in with partial absence and is therefore shown this way if you look at the system. Partial absence days are not recorded on school reports or other documents.
How do I help my child with their school work?
    The two keys are to reinforce patience and empowerment. Teens are not used to waiting, so reinforcing the message of being patient, whether they’re waiting for a reply to an email, or wrestling with content in a lesson. Help your children to understand the work where possible but also encourage them to search out solutions of their own, contact peers and contact their teacher with specific questions. It’s okay to make mistakes.

Junior School

How is the roll marked in Junior School?
  • Each morning, teachers post a welcome video for their class on Seesaw. You need to view and ‘like’ these videos in order to be marked present for the day.
How is work delivered to Junior School Students?
    Learning tasks will be arranged in a Weekly Matrix. Matrixes will be uploaded on Seesaw and emailed to families on Friday afternoon in preparation for the week ahead.
How much work should my child be doing each day?
    In the Junior School we anticipate students will be engaged in learning at home according to the recommended time allocations outlined on the My Learning Day page. This will look different for each grade. Though younger students may appear to have more tasks than older students, their tasks are often shorter to accommodate their capacity for concentration. Older students may have less tasks but they will take longer to complete. If your child is unable to complete their activities in the recommended timeframes please communicate directly with their class teachers to discuss the best way forward.
My child seems to have a lot of free time
    Teachers are monitoring student work so if a student isn’t completing tasks the teacher will be able to let you know so that we can work together to keep them from falling behind. Some students will finish work quicker online as they can work to their own pace and own timetable. Use some of the amazing free resources online that your children can use to continue in independent learning. Go to Additional Resources for websites and choice grids students can access.
My child is struggling to complete all their work
    If this is the case please email the classroom teacher so they are made aware of the struggle and can adapt their lessons for your child. Learning support and enrichment team are also able to help.

Senior School

How is the roll marked in Senior School?
    Students need to do the following to be marked as present
  • 8.45am Check in on Canvas via Homeroom Announcement
  • 10.35am Check in on Canvas via the daily module by making a comment in the discussion
  • 3.30pm Check out with the end of day Quiz
Why is the roll being marked in this way?
    We feel it is important to foster a sense of connection between students and staff and the sense of belonging to the learning community of RHAC. Having interactive questions and activities each day fosters the sense of connection and allows staff to support the wellbeing of students in their homeroom.
How is work delivered to Senior School Students?
    In Term Two, students will access their class instructions through Canvas. Students will go to each of their courses on Canvas where the instructions from the teacher will be written into a table indicating the date, work to be completed and links to resources and other websites or platforms. Teachers will run brief meetings through Zoom that students are too attend.
How do students know what to work on?
    Students should use their school timetable as a guide for structure. Their teacher will be available via email, and they will respond during their normal class time to class questions. (Depending on email traffic) Teachers may deliver content for multiple lessons in one go. In contrast, others may do it one lesson at a time. Despite this difference, the main thing to know is that teachers are notifying students about the work and are contactable. Students can record the instructions from their teachers in their Handbook to manage the work they have been assigned.
My child is still struggling with locating and doing the school work
    If this is the case please email the classroom teacher so they are made aware of the struggle and can adapt their lessons for your child. Learning support and enrichment team are also able to help. If your child is consistently struggling with the quantity of work provided, let the teacher know. Some tasks include a guide to advise how long it may take to complete. If your child has made a genuine attempt to complete a task but it is taking a long time, you may recommend they send through what they have completed and to let their teacher know they were unable to finish.
My child seems to have a lot of free time
    Teachers are monitoring student work so if a student isn’t completing tasks the teacher will be able to let you know so that we can work together to keep them from falling behind. Some students will finish work quicker online as they can work to their own pace and own timetable. Use some of the amazing free resources online that your children can use to continue in independent learning. Go to Useful Links to see a list of resources, this list is being updated as more relevant resources are identified.

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