Dear Parents & Students,
We hope you continue to stay safe during these exceptional times. Please click on the links below to view the most up to date access codes for individual teachers and classrooms on Google Classroom and/or Edmodo online learning platforms. Each link begins with a brief graphic/explanation of how to log into a Google classroom. We are now beginning our 3rd week of online support for student learning, and feedback from staff, students and parents has been very positive. It is important, however, that all of us who support learning continue to be realistic in our expectations of the impact of online (virtual) teaching. With the best of intention and purpose online platforms cannot replace the normal face to face interaction of the standard school day. Online platforms do, however, make guidance and resources available. Delivery of content may be uneven as will return of assignments from teachers to students (and vice versa) and we must all allow for this. Please be cognisant also of the very short lead in period to the school closure and the limits placed on school staff and students in terms of access, broadband speed and other factors in the home at this time. Under these exceptional circumstances we appreciate that staff, students and parents are doing their utmost to ensure continuity in learning programmes.
GCC Virtual Wellness Space
We would like to remind parents and students about the importance of keeping up to date on all work assignments and we ask you to continue engaging with teachers (as far as is practicable) during normal school hours. We are aware that some students, particularly in our exam years, are starting to feel the strain. Indeed, some of our staff are finding the current adjustments to delivery of programmes very challenging. As highlighted in previous updates, parents and students need to be vigilant around the impact of online platforms to daily work routines. During this uncertain period it is essential that Wellbeing for all who are part of our school community continues to be prioritised. Please click on the link below to view GCC’s Virtual Wellness Space which provides some ideas to help us all stay well. Our thanks to our School Chaplain Ms Marie McInerney for developing this resource:
Goggle Classroom Access Codes
We will continue to update you as required through the school website and via our text messaging system.
GCC Senior Management Monday 30 March 2020