James Fallon High School Principal’s Address

Tuesday March 24th 2020

Dear Students and Families,

Please find an update from James Fallon High School principal Jenny Parrett regarding the NSW Department of Education’s information and advice on COVID-19 and our school’s response to learning at school and home for the remainder of Term 1.

Please note that the James Fallon High School doors will remain open for those students whose parents are in the essential services or who are vulnerable.

The full transcript of this video can be accessed by clicking here.

Links to the Sentral Parent Portal and ‘How To Guide’ are located below this video.

Links to all resources for students to access at home are also located below this video.

James Fallon High School Parent Portal

Click this link to access the James Fallon High School Parent Portal website.

Use this document to learn how to use the James Fallon High School Sentral Parent Portal. Click on the button below to access the PDF.

COVID-19 Remote Learning Student Resources

Students in Years 7-10 are to use the Microsoft Teams linked below to access an educational matrix to complete for the remainder of Term 1.

This matrix is designed to support young people with their learning in a self-directed, home resourced manner. While at home, your child will receive contact from a member of our school staff to support them in their learning on a regular basis. 

With each completion of a task, a mini PBL merit will be awarded. When a line is completed, a class merit will be awarded.

There is some learning from home that will occur on Microsoft Teams. Teams is a very easy platform that can be used on a mobile phone, tablet, laptop, or computer. If this is difficult, ask your young people to try the other areas of learning that do not require a device.

THE LINKS BELOW ARE NOW LIVE. To log in to Microsoft Teams use your school email address e.g. [email protected] and computer/internet password.

Remote Learning Update

We have been very pleased to see the students of James Fallon High School embracing the changes to their learning environment. Lots of students have already joined our school Microsoft Team or collected a hard copy of the work from the school.

For the remainder of this term students can complete the work that has been provided on their own paper or in their own personal digital folders – whatever suits them best. Their teachers will touch base with them about how they went with this work once things get into a routine next term.

As we progress further with remote learning, classes will be formed in our Team and students will be allocated a digital Notebook where they can upload, store and share their work with their teachers. These classes will be organised over the next few weeks and students will be notified when they are ready to use. Hard copies of work will also be made available to next term if needed.

Until then, students should work to the best of their ability on the activities provided (and don’t forget to take some time to relax and spend time with your families).

We will be in touch!

We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land and also pay respect to Elders both past and present.

Advice for all families and staff
The Public Health Unit has been notified of a confirmed case of whooping cough (also called pertussis) in a person attending your school. This child is fully immunised.

Please find information from NSW Health.

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