Hurstville Boys Campus

Georges River College

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Learning from Home

Learning from Home

We're keeping students learning from home.

Latest advice

Parents can access further information from the department’s Advice to families  and NSW Health’s latest Covid updates

Parents and carers in Greater Sydney must keep children – across primary and secondary school – at home unless they need to be at school. 

Minimum staff on-site to oversee one unit of learning for students attending school site, noting that flexible syllabus requirements are in place.

While at school, masks or face coverings are required in all indoor settings for:

  • all students in Year 7 and above

  • all staff in school settings. 

Parents can access the DoE’s advice to parents and carers about learning from home.

Remote Learning Guides for Parents.

Learning from Home with technology

Laptop and USB Modem loans

We understand some students do not have access to a device or internet for online learning. Laptops can be  borrowed to support your child's learning from home. Contact the school to discuss the digital learning from home options for your child.

Laptop Loan Agreement

USB Modem Loan Agreement

Google Classroom

All students  are expected to engage in online learning during the Learning from Home period.  This online learning will be predominately delivered through Google Classroom.

All students should be logging into their Google Classroom as per the previously communicated timetable.

Students who are having difficulty accessing Google Classrooms are encouraged to first check their year group Google Classroom, and to contact the school in the event of unresolved issues.

All students are expected to complete the work uploaded for each of their lessons daily. Parents will be contacted if their child is not engaging in this work. 

Microsoft Teams or Zoom

Teachers will participate in video conferencing suing the following  cloud based software

  • Microsoft Teams 

  • Zoom   

Zoom meeting login instructions 

Computers and ergonomics

Please refer to the guides below to assist your student in setting up a safe workspace.

A parent's guide to the safe use of portable computers 

A student’s guide to the safe use of portable computers 

Remote Learning Guidelines 

Learning Environment Checklist


How can students make the most of Learning from Home

  • Organise their physical space at home.  Make sure the space for learning is neat and tidy.

  • Use their timetable to be organised and ready to learn at the timetabled time.

  • Take initiative with their learning – it is up to the student to make this work as best as possible.

  • Complete tasks with integrity and academic honesty.  Students should aim for their best work.

  • Meet timelines, commitments and due dates.  Students are to communicate proactively with their teachers if they cannot meet deadlines or require additional support.


 How can parents help?

  • Set clear and positive expectations that learning will continue at home.

  • Please understand that Learning from Home cannot look the same as the regular learning process.

  • Make sure you have access to the school timetable through Sentral.  This is to ensure your child is ready to learn at the scheduled time.

  • Encourage students to have breaks from the screen between classes. We would also strongly encourage students to get some exercise during these and regular break times.

  • Ensure that sleep patterns and morning routines are regular and structured.

  • Manage your children’s phone/s during lesson times.  Phones are a distraction and parents will need to help manage this, by considering steps such as physically placing phones away during timetabled lessons.

  • Clarify exactly when tasks are due and assist your child with submission.

  • Make changes to your home so that there is a clear and organised space for learning.  A space/location for extended learning should be a public/family space, not in a bedroom.

  • Parents should contact teachers via email channels only in exceptional circumstances.

  • Please do not directly interact with Google Classroom (or other online platforms), as this is a student learning space.

  • If you have wellbeing concerns around your child, please contact the school and speak to the Wellbeing Team.

  • If your family is under financial stress and would benefit from support such as food please make contact with us.

Learning and Support

The Learning Support team will also make contact with your child if they require assistance. If you feel your child is struggling and requires additional support please contact the school to speak to the Learning and Support Team.

If you need additional support please contact the school at


Students can still access support from Year Advisors, whilst they are off site via email and the year group Google Classrooms. The school Counsellor and Youth Workers will be providing tele support via phone, email or on other platforms to support students they have recently worked with. They will check in with these students regularly. If your child requires wellbeing support do not hesitate to call the school for further support.

Phone Numbers and Services

Visit the Department for further wellbeing advice for students





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