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Westfields Sports High School

Westfields Sports High School

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Learning from home

Learning from home refers to the ways schools will maintain teaching and learning in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence.

In response to the rapidly changing landscape caused by COVID–19, Westfields Sports has put together a student online work package to help minimise the impact on student learning and wellbeing

Student's Responsibility

Students should check their DoE email to obtain work that their classroom teachers have prepared for them : https://portal.det.nsw.edu.au

Academic Programs

Each faculty has set up Google Classrooms for their students. Students have been provided with codes by email to join these classes. Lessons are being provided for all students. 

Talented Sports Programs

Each program has set up Google Classroom for their students. Sport students are required to check the specific sports pages on the school website (TSP-Sports Programs) for the link to these classes. All sports students have also been provided with access to Teambuildr to continue with their strength and conditiong programs. They are required to check the school website (TSP-Sports Programs) for access information to this App.

Student's Daily Routine

• Check your emails in portal

• Check for class announcements in Google Classroom for updates

• Track your learning to make sure you are up to date

• Send any questions to your teachers

• Participate in exercise and wellbeing activities

• For further support contact the school by email  westfields-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

NSW Department of Education Resources

The NSW Department of Education has produced resources to help students while learning from home.

• Learning from home website

• Teaching and learning resources

• Advice to parents and carers

• Distance education resources (log in required)

• Tips to stay safe online (eSafety Commisioner)

Student Wellbeing

In addition to the school's ongoing provision of remote school counselling services, the attached online services and resources are worth considering if you are seeking additional or independent assistance/information in regards to mental health and wellbeing during this time of restricted school attendance.

• Head to Health - https://headtohealth.gov.au/
Head to Health can help you find digital mental health services from some of Australia's most trusted mental health organisations...it brings together apps, online programs, online forums, and phone services, as well as a range of digital information resources.

• e-headspace - https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/
e-headspace provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. 

• KidsHelpLine - https://kidshelpline.com.au/
Through calls, email or WebChat KidsHelpLine can provide up to date factual information regarding COVID-19 and help reduce feelings of stress, worry or anxiety.  You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

• Parentworks - https://parentworks.org.au/#/
ParentWorks is a free online program for Australian parents and caregivers of children 2 to 16. It provides evidence-based parenting strategies to improve parenting skills, confidence and child behaviour (e.g. aggression, noncompliance, inattention/hyperactivity, sibling conflict etc. ). 

• BeyondBlue - https://www.beyondblue.org.au/the-facts/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers constructive/practical wellbeing advice for parents/caregivers.

• BlackDog Institute - https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/
Evidence-based resources to help individuals, workplaces, schools, parents and health professionals, with lots of supports. activities and information specifically relating to Wellbeing, Mental Health and COVID-19.

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