Google Classroom at St Fanchea’s College
At St. Fanchea’s College we have been working to embed a blended approach for delivery of the curriculum using Google Classroom and Microsoft Office 365 chosen as the digital platforms to support teaching and learning.
All pupils and staff have received training in how to access and use Google Classroom, GSuite and Microsoft Office 365 software.
Your daughter will therefore have been given instructions on how to access it, however, the following brief instructions will help you at home. Your daughter can login to the classroom by using their email@example.com and password which is the same as they use in school.
Remote Learning for Self-Isolating Pupils
Where individual pupils need to self-isolate, but the majority of their peer group remains in school, teachers will post work and homework on Google Classroom with instructions for completion.
Where possible, the Class Teacher will look to connect remotely with the pupil via email or Google Classroom and, in some circumstances, the pupil will be invited to join some of the lessons taking place in class remotely via their learning platform.
Below is information detailing how to access the relevant online learning platforms so teaching and learning can continue. Should you require any further support please contact your Form Tutor or relevant class teacher.
We will strive to support our pupils and parents as much as possible, however when the school is open, parents and pupils should be aware that our teachers will be continuing to teach all classes during the school day and expectations on the delivery of remote learning should be as realistic as possible.
In order to reduce surface transmission of the Covid-19 virus, paper copies or ‘support packs’ to aid remote learning will only be provided to targeted pupils. The school will contact parents when ‘support packs’ are available so that they can be collected from the main office reception. Parents / Carers will be expected to adhere to Public Health advice when collecting packs from the college. A face mask should be worn and the 2 metre social distancing measures will apply.
All pupils at have a Microsoft Outlook email account. Your account also gives you access to free online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Your firstname.lastname@example.org and your password will be the same as you use in school.
Google Classroom is a place for your daughter’s teacher to post assignments and homework, ask questions and share news etc. Pupils can see what work is due, submit assignments, take quizzes, post messages, and more.
Google classroom can be accessed via the My School app here
You must use your school account to access Google Classroom – your email address is email@example.com and your password is your normal school password.
Students also have free access to the MS Office apps. Again, these can be downloaded via the app or play store / the Office 365 app on the My School page, as outlined above.
As a student she is entitled to download the MS Office software free onto a laptop / PC. The instructions for how to do this are below.
Again you must use your school account to access Google Classroom – your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and your password is your normal school password.
Pupil & Parent Support Area
It is important during periods of ongoing remote learning that students receive continued encouragement to remain engaged in their learning.
Helping your child at home. The following link provides tips, expert advice and fun activities to help you support your child’s wellbeing and learning in a changing world.
The Home Learning Hub on Safer Schools and is their free library of resources to support parents and carers who are taking the time to help their children be safer online. We have adapted our classroom-based resources to make them easily accessible for everyone.