What to expect from your child’s teacher
Your child’s teacher will be available for online communication (SEQTA message, email or video call) during scheduled lessons for their subject. They will also communicate expectations of learning and assessment via the SEQTA page for their class. They will provide feedback on learning and follow up with you if work is not being submitted.
How you can support your child
Students need routine and certainty. You can support your child by:
Setting up a learning environment at home
Every home is different. A quiet and comfortable learning space will help your child learn.
Space and environment
Some students may have usual places where they do their homework. This space might not be suitable to study or learn at for a long time.
The best learning space is:
Routines and expectations
Setting up expectations and routines will help your child learn. You can do this by:
Communicating with your child
You can stay involved with your child’s learning by asking them questions. This helps them to manage the instructions they receive from the school and to set priorities for their learning.
At the start of the day, ask:
At the end of the day, ask:
Learning from home for a long time can cause stress and anxiety. Here are some tips to help you look after your child’s wellbeing. Make sure everyone understands what’s happening. Talk openly and calmly to your child and the entire family about what is happening. Understanding the situation will help to reduce anxiety.
Encourage regular exercise. Some ways you can do this are:
Exercise is proven to help with stress and depression.
Connect with family, loved ones and friends
Encourage your child to keep in regular contact with loved ones, family and friends via telephone, email or social media (where appropriate). This will help them to feel connected and not isolated.
Eat and sleep healthily
Keep regular healthy eating habits and normal bedtime routines.
Listen carefully to your child
Respond to and answer your child’s concerns or worries by listening carefully and asking questions before responding. This will help you to work out what’s wrong and respond clearly. Make sure you meet their problem with sympathy and care. Answer calmly and confidently. If this isn’t possible, and you need time to step away from the situation, let your child know that you need some adult thinking time and will come back to their question.
(information taken from https://www.education.sa.gov.au/our-learning-sa/advice-families/setting-up-home)
For more wellbeing resources, visit our page here.
General overview (detailed information accessible via SEQTA)
All courses are available via SEQTA, including detailed lesson notes, links to resources and instructions for tasks to be submitted. See ‘accessing SEQTA’ below for video instructions and resources for parent use of SEQTA.
SEQTA is Reynella East College’s Learner Management System and is used by teachers to host resources for their classes, record lesson instructions and provide a space for students to hand up work.
For parents who have not set up their SEQTA account, please see the contacts for IT support section at the bottom of this page.
Checking upcoming assessments:
Using direqt messages:
During a period of flexible learning, it is crucial that open communication exists between students, teachers and parents. For parents, it can be difficult to determine who to contact for support.
For a query regarding a particular subject, please contact the teacher of that class. The preferred method for this communication is via SEQTA message. Before doing so, please ensure you have:
For general queries, your child’s home group teacher is the first point of contact. Again, the preferred method for this communication is via SEQTA message.
For IT support, email our IT department: dl.1907.ICTadmin@schools.sa.edu.au
In the event that you aren’t receiving a response, please contact the school on 8329 2300 for the query to be passed to the relevant level of school Assistant Principal.
The Our Learning SA Website produced by the Department for Education has a growing range of additional resources and extension activities that are categorised by learning area.
In addition, the importance of reading cannot be underestimated and it’s recommended that students complete Daily Independent Reading Time (DIRT) in order to improve their reading fluency. Reading aloud is important as well and you are encouraged to schedule a time to listen to your child read on a daily basis.