Coronavirus (COVID-19)

School and Community Information

The Southport School continues to acknowledge and support the latest QLD Heath guidelines as seen in this link: https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/stay-informed/testing-and-fever-clinics

The School will continue to update this webpage as further information becomes available.

Please click the Updates and Community Messages menu on the left for copies of correspondence from the School.

 

Communication from the Headmaster to all current families – 1.55pm Saturday 31 July 2021

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Thank you for your patience while we make decisions around the current lockdown restrictions for South-East Queensland.

The directions that TSS have been given are to begin on-line learning from Monday morning with only essential staff on-site. These staff include Health Centre staff, IT staff, and our boarding staff who will be supervising all boarders during the three-day lockdown. Given the demands around supervising a large boarding school, we will have limited capacity to supervise children of essential workers on Monday and Tuesday.

On-line learning

Specific instructions will be sent for Prep parents from Mr Jeff Symms and Senior parents from Ms Jo Inglis and Mr Karel Bos by tomorrow afternoon.

Boarding parents

Director of Boarding, Mr Tony Watt, has already sent specific information regarding boarders earlier today and will continue to update parents regarding the boarding schedule and travel restrictions until Tuesday 4pm.

We understand the current lockdown places stress upon community and we appreciate your support, as always, as we work through the developments and we will update you accordingly. Please also refer to the TSS website COVID link for the most up-to-date information.

Mr Andrew Hawkins, Headmaster

 

TSS Preparatory School online curriculum delivery guide for Parents

(Applicable Term 3 Week 4, Monday August 2 and Tuesday August 3, 2021 ONLY.   Future arrangements to be advised asap)

Technical

BBB Conference used for online student check in and curriculum delivery information – 9am and 2pm.

Monday – Literacy lessons delivered live via BBB – link delivered by year level via Prepbook

Tuesday – Literacy and Numeracy lessons delivered live via BBB – links provided by year level via Prepbook

Timing of live lessons:

  • Literacy: 9.30am (Monday and Tuesday)
  • Mathematics : 11.45am (Tuesday)
Pedagogical

Teachers will facilitate lessons via BBB Conference and year level nominated platforms eg: Padlet, One Note etc

  • Parents need to check Prepbook for key messages from teachers regarding the timetable.
  • Class BBB links provided to students via Prepboo
  • Conferences recorded
  • Tasks on varied Literacy and Numeracy related platforms; eg: Mathletics, Literacy Planet…, to be assigned and available by Monday 9am so as students may access when able across the two days.
  • Specialist teachers on Monday and Tuesday are deployed to assist class teachers in the preparation and implementation of core classes. Specialist staff will be developing links and other content for later access through the Specialist Subject area folders on Prepbook.​
Notes
  • Teachers to have no email interaction with students/parents outside of 8am-5pm
  • Outside of lesson time, students and/or parents may (only) communicate inwardly to classroom teacher via email. Teachers may telephone students/parents only if appropriate

TSS Senior School online curriculum delivery guide for Students and Parents

(Applicable T3W4 Monday August 2 and Tuesday August 3 2021 ONLY – future arrangements to be advised asap)

Technical

Canvas and BBB Conference used for curriculum and resource delivery

Normal TSS Senior School timetable maintained

Timing of lessons:

Pedagogical

Teachers facilitate lessons via Canvas and BBB Conference

  • Overview subject plan on Canvas for Monday August 2 and Tuesday August 3
  • Class BBB links provided to students on Canvas
  • Conferences recorded
  • Rolls marked
Notes
  • Years 7-12 Life & Faith lessons are Private Study for completion of homework/assignments on Monday August 2 and Tuesday August 3
  • Years 7-10 Core PE lessons are Private Study for completion of homework/assignments on Monday August 2 and Tuesday August 3

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