Children and young people are used to the routine and structure of school. To support their ongoing classroom learning, it is important they have as much routine and certainty as possible in their day.
Parents, you’re not expected to be a teacher – don’t feel that you need to plan lessons, or schedule learning. Simply follow the advice of your child’s teacher; they will provide daily/weekly lesson timetables.
Your role is to support your child and to ensure that they connect with the online learning, by:
See below for routine advice by year level.
For primary school students, the ‘home school’ day will be significantly shorter than the usual school day.
Parents supervising their children at home need to be aware that students working in this mode will generally complete work tasks a lot faster.
As a result, students in R-2 classes will generally only need one to two hours (excluding breaks) per day of directed activity. Please do not expect them to spend six hours on schoolwork.
Year 3-6 primary school students will focus on literacy and numeracy in the morning and cover the learning areas of the Australian Curriculum and Religious Education through integrated learning throughout the week.
For all primary school students, please consider the following:
As far as possible, secondary school students should be encouraged to follow their usual school timetable while at home, or as provided by their teachers.
While it is still allowed, there may also be occasions where students will need to attend school, even if they are studying at home. Examples of these occasions include when completing a major work project for the SACE, or possibly collecting/delivering study materials.
For junior secondary students, please consider the following:
For all senior secondary students please consider the following:
The SACE Board will continue to work with schools and universities to ensure there are no disadvantages this year.
Much of what your child does at University / TAFE in the future will be online; therefore, this is an opportunity to become familiar with this type of learning.
Learn more in the videos below:
SACE video for teachers and parents
SACE video for students
Q and A video with SACE and SATAC
The SACE Board of SA has developed a COVID-19 readiness portal for teachers, students and the community. This website portal will be the central point for information and updates.
If you have any other questions relating to SACE matters that haven't been answered here, please contact your school.