Preparations and plans for remote learning commenced at Faith Lutheran College a few weeks ago, with the vision to be on the front foot should the need arise to close the College. Staff worked together to develop continued curriculum delivery methods utilising a diverse range of resources to maintain engagement, student connectedness, and most importantly wellbeing.
On Thursday 26 March, the College announced to families they would move to online delivery from the following Monday, and provide supervision for students who were unable to study from home. In light of the announcement on Sunday 29 March, advising Barossa schools to close the following day, staff actioned their online teaching with students signing in remotely all ready for Lesson 1, Monday morning.
Principal Steve Wilksch commended and encouraged staff on Day 1 for their dedication and professionalism in ensuring students felt supported, also stating ‘Today, under challenging circumstances we successfully provided remote learning opportunities for over 800 students from our ELC through to Year 12. I am thankful for the manner in which our teaching and non-teaching staff have embraced remote learning with a ‘can-do’ attitude, displaying professionalism and creativity.’
We are proud of our students and staff for being prepared, and now delivering on the requirement to teach and learn fully online.
We continue to reinforce the importance of good hygiene and social distancing to help minimise the risk and spread of the virus within our community.