Advice and Guidelines for Parents and Guardians

Video Conferencing Expectations

Please click here for some expectations the school has in place to best support the students and the staff for video conferencing.

Positive Parenting

C.G.P.S. encourage any parents and guardians who need assistance to contact the Positive Parenting Telephone Service. Click HERE for more information about their program.

Non-Screen Activities

What can you do when there's no school and you're stuck at home? Here are 25 fun ideas to choose from.

eSmart - being safe online

CGPS is an eSmart school and has a responsibility to our students to ensure they are safe when online. As we are asking our students to spend more time online for learning, we understand that we need to assist parents and guardians in this time.

We have some great advice from Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner. Click here to navigate yourself around the website.

The Department of Education advice for your child/ren learning from home can be found here.

Advice for teaching Mathematics and Numeracy at home can be found here.

Advice about devices and social media can be found here.

 

Real Life Learning

It is encouraged that if you want to do some real-life learning, such as cooking with your child, or grocery shopping, make sure you use these opportunities to have discussions with your child. Ask them questions and allow them to ask you questions. Find the learning in what you are doing. For example, if you modify the quantities in a recipe, look at the maths. In addition, look at reading and following a procedure.

 

Google Classroom and O365 Expectations 

As students will be set up with either a Google Classroom account (Prep to Grade 3) or an O365 Teams account (Grade 4 to 6) for their learning, CGPS have created the following guidelines.

  • Teachers will be available between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 3:30p.m. and will have a daily timetable set for their class. It is important to develop routine to assist the learning.

  • Students should be using this time (between the hours of 9:00a.m. and 3:30p.m.) for their learning. If a student is found to be accessing the learning outside of these times, especially late at night, their classroom teacher may contact you via email or phone to discuss. It is important that students develop a routine of learning throughout the day when they are fresh as this is when the best learning occurs.

  • We encourage student discussions and all discussions will be monitored by the teacher. The discussions are strictly learning based. Students are asked to reply only to any teacher posting on the chat. This may include questions they’ve asked or any work that they have assigned. Under no circumstance should students create their own chat.

  • Any inappropriate discussions on the chat will be dealt with by the classroom teacher and if the problems persist by the Principals. Inappropriate discussions include, but not limited to:

     o Discussions about the weekend

    o Discussions about connecting on Social Media and through online games

    o Cyberbullying

 

Links

Here are some links to assist you and your child in their learning. This list will be updated regularly.

Office 365 - then enter your login and password.

Google Classroom - then enter your login and password.

Compass* - then enter your login and password. Please note that Compass is still in the process of being set up. 

Google Translate

Kids YouTube

WatchKIN. Watch YouTube videos without distractions in a family-friendly environment.

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