Caulfield Grammar School learned and worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic school closure period.
We are proud of how well our community has adapted to this global challenge, and are grateful for their support.
Our ‘Remote Learning and Wellbeing Plan’ allowed each student to form and maintain effective relationships and daily learning routines, while also allowing families to establish flexible work and living arrangements at home. Students maintained a regular school day working from a learning program based on their modified remote timetable and a rich and purposefully designed remote wellbeing program.
Broad and Balanced Experiences
Our families and educators needed to manage many moving parts in a remote environment. Our broad and balanced experiences were designed to address and meet the needs of students in entirely new circumstances – a crucial highlight for students to remain engaged with passion and purpose and bringing life at home into learning.
Each Wednesday was ‘Broad and Balanced Day’ with a focus on care – self-care, care for community, and care for others. Structured into four blocks, there were activities focused on Mind, Community, Body, and Connection. Educators across the School were facilitating support for students to build pathways towards wellbeing, creative collaboration, along with connection and share time together as a community. The day was designed to enable and empower students to take ownership of their chosen pathways, and offers choice to promote engagement.
It’s about taking opportunities to keep student spirits up – recharge, reboot, reenergise – in a time when this might be hard for some due to uncertainty. With wellbeing being front and centre, this concept ensured learning throughout the five-day week is purposeful, balanced and impactful.