Armadale’s Pioneer Village School has officially rolled out its remote home-learning program in a bid to support students amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The launch of the program coincided with state government announcement encouraging families to keep their children at home to help manage the health crisis, a move that saw thousands of students across WA transition to online learning.
According to Pioneer Village School principal Louise Lont, adapting quickly was key to ensuring that both students and families could swiftly transition to online learning.
“Teachers are now engaging with their students online, as well as with those students still in attendance at school,” She said. “A strong relationship between a teacher and their students is so important for retention and engagement. Therefore, providing ways for this to continue in an online learning space was paramount in the planning process. The online platforms that we have chosen allow students to continue to maintain their relationships with their class teacher, as they can spend time online with them each day.”
Mrs Lont said the school had received a great of positive feedback from families for providing support during what had been an uncertain time.