HBL in Secondary

We are happy to confirm that we can move to a Hybrid model of learning for the last week of term with On Campus Learning (OCL) and Home Based Learning (HBL).

Years 8, 10 and 12 are on campus on Monday 14th and Wednesday 16th June.

Years 7, 9, and 11 are on campus on Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th June.

Click on the links below to find out more information regarding the Hybrid Schedule, which now goes back to the normal school campus timings.

We look forward to seeing students on campus!

Ms Dean (Head of Secondary)

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Secondary HBL Essential Agreements

Students agree to...

  1. Create a space at home free of distraction.

  2. Engage with all online classes fully, joining each lesson on time.

  3. Contribute positively to online learning platforms.

  4. Know what is required in a learning module and seek help from teachers via school email and/or questions in Google Classroom if needed.

  5. Complete learning modules in time for the following lesson.

Expectations of Student Participation

A message from the Dean of Students, Mr Newberry.



The HBL Platform

You must check in on Google Classroom for each of the classes as set out on your HBL Timetable.

Timetable for Hybrid Learning (Monday 14th - Thursday 17th June, 2021)

Your HBL/OCL timetable is here. Some days are spent doing HBL from home, others on campus doing face-to-face lessons. Each session lasts 1 hour 50 minutes and will include teacher contact time, individual or group study time, and feedback time. You will usually submit some work at the end of each session.

  • Please check the document so you are clear which year levels are on campus for OCL or off-campus for HBL

If you are not sure, or if there are any problems (class is missing? etc) then contact the Secondary Office. Mr Costich, Mr Newberry and Ms Williams are other people you can also ask for help.

"IF IN DOUBT, REACH OUT!" by sending us an email.



Why don't we just use the normal school timetable?

We don't want you to be spending all day staring at a video conference screen. Remember, we always try to limit screen-time. Therefore, teachers will set out modules of learning for you to work on over several days. This will allow you to work at a steady pace with support in reach, without being in video conferences all day.

What is a module?

A module is a series of tasks in Google Classroom that your teacher will set for you to be completed before the next lesson. The entire module will be labelled in Google Classroom in the Classwork section, with activities underneath.

Do I only need to do school work during the sessions?

No. For each session, teachers will be giving you a module that will be the equivalent of about two periods of work. Ideally, you will do your school work when you can through the day but, we understand that as you are at home, you may be sharing a study space and need to manage time around others in your house. Try to manage your time wisely and make use of any spare time during the day.

How can I get support?

You can reach out to your subject teacher via email or post a class or private comment in Google Classroom. However, note that teachers/homeroom teachers will be responsive through the day and likely will not be responding to students after hours - just like any normal school day. Don't expect a teacher to respond until the next day if you email them after hours - they need their rest time, too!

If you need additional support, such as tech help, counselling, etc, please see the people to contact on this page.

Can I video conference with my teacher?

Video conferencing will be in Google Meet during the HBL timetabled class times. Outside of this time, you can email your teacher 1 to 1.