COVID-19 ADVICE specific for Lake Tuggeranong College
Assessment: Important information from the Board of Senior Secondary Studies
Please read this document for information relating to ongoing assessment from the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies
Following advice from the ACT Chief Minister, Lake Tuggearnong College will be pupil free from Tuesday 24th March 2020. Please ask students to check their Google Classrooms for updates on their specific classes.
Principals Message to Families and Students 24 March
I appreciate that many of you have been eagerly awaiting word from us regarding the current situation at the college. Sincere apologies for this message only coming out just now – we have been seeking absolute clarity of message, rather than rushing out. We believe we now have that clarity.
Below are two really important sets of advice for you all. I will summarise them both via some hypothetical questions and answers, but I strongly urge you to read the two documents.
We are open! We want learning to keep ticking along. This is the LTC approach.
Question: Are classes continuing while we are pupil-free?
Answer: YES – although it will be a much scaled-down set of work/activities. All of these pieces of work are on Google Classrooms. Students absolutely should know their classroom codes. If they don’t, they need to get in immediate contact with their classroom teacher using the email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the college Help Desk on 6142 3709.
Question: Is this scaled down work compulsory?
Answer: Not compulsory, but STRONGLY ADVISED! We want to keep our students learning – even if it is at less pace and complexity. We believe it is vital to stay in touch with the college and with teachers and classwork. It’s also a great way to occupy time!
Question: What about assessment items for the Senior Secondary Certificate?
Answer: LTC will continue to expect students to complete and submit already-set assessable items. Of course we are aware that this will be tricky for some students (could be IT/internet issue, could be challenges of working without face-to-face teaching) – WE WILL SUPPORT YOU ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS, so it is more important than ever that students let their classroom teachers know of challenges they face with assessment items between now and the 9th April.
Question: There is no way we/I feel confident in this online space of learning. What do we/I do?
Answer: If you are a student, you immediately contact College Life – Richard.email@example.com or any other College Life staff member that you have already been to see. If you are a parent/carer of a student with a disability, you immediately contact Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org . Parents/carers can also contact Richard Fox or John Alston-Campbell – our two deputies. Richard.email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
All ACT government schools are moving to online delivery for all curriculum areas including VET. This will require some modification to the way VET programs are currently delivered.
Term 2 will focus on the delivery and assessment of theory for the competencies in the BSSS VET unit currently being delivered. The practical evidence required for achievement of individual competencies will be the focus of teaching and assessment when students return to school.
Competency based learning provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate competence over a period of time and in a range of contexts. Students may be awarded competencies in the future through demonstration of practical skills which meets the evidence required and the theory work students have already completed.
Information is available on the Board of Senior Secondary Studies Website at Board of Senior Secondary Studies FAQ