Secondary College of Languages

Connection Diversity Excellence

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Learning from home

Online learning expectations for all students

Saturday School of Community Languages classes have now moved to an online model for most students where teachers will upload all learning activities online for you to complete at home. All students are expected to follow normal class times at home each Saturday.

Please read the following advice carefully so that you know what you need to do to continue your learning from home in the best possible way.

Every Saturday:

  • Log into the online platform chosen by the teacher by 8:30am.
  • Your teacher will take the roll and keep a record of your attendance.
  • Inform your teacher if you are unable to engage in the lesson and/or complete the allocated work.
  • Your teacher will provide you with work to be completed. This will vary depending on the teacher – it may include video conferencing, pre-recorded material or instructions for work that needs to be completed.
  • You are expected to engage productively in the curriculum, showing the same diligence and commitment to your studies as you would normally do.
  • Engage in each lesson by accessing, completing and submitting allocated class work according to your teacher’s instructions and make sure you meet deadlines for submissions.
  • Show respect to all staff and peers in all online communication, including email, online messaging and video conferencing.
  • Be patient and allow enough time for your teachers to post lesson instructions and responses to your questions/comments. Sometimes your teachers may not be able to answer your question immediately.
  • Try to maintain interaction with your peers to help maintain connections.


  • Inform your class teacher if you are unable to engage in the lesson and/or complete the allocated work.
  • If you are unable to ‘attend’ an online lesson, you are expected to catch up on any work missed and provide a reason/explanation for that absence to your teacher. 

Support with your learning

For help with accessing the NSW Department of Education's Student Portal, see the Accessing the Student Portal page.

 HSC Languages Online Study Guide