Friday, 01 May 2020

WestMAC learn from home receives overwhelming positive feedback

More than 95 per cent of families from West Moreton Anglican College have been satisfied with the College’s learn from home model implemented as a result of State Government restrictions on school attendance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The College has engaged a “Support Army” of current staff who have been working to contact every College family individually by phone to seek feedback on the first two weeks of the learn from home model.

College families are being asked to rate the learn from home program on a scale of 1-5.

With almost 600 responses collected to date, the overwhelming majority of families indicated they were satisfied with the learn from home program the College had implemented.

An average rating of 4.2 out of 5 has been given by parents across the College. More than 95 per cent of families have also given the College a rating of 3 or higher (satisfactory or better).

With only 15 per cent of students attending on campus each day, large numbers of the College’s 1400 plus students are engaged with learning from home.

College Principal Geoff McLay said the results were pleasing and all feedback received was being considered to further assist students to continue their learning in the best possible way.

“I’ve been so impressed with how our College families and their students have embraced the transition to the learn from home model during Covid-19 along with the hard work of our teaching and support staff.

“It was important that the College sought the feedback of our parent body so that we can further refine and update the learn from home model to best support students during this time.

“We also want families to understand they aren’t alone in assisting their students to learn from home, the College is fully operational and our classroom teachers and Support Army are on campus and able to help,” Mr McLay said.

The College Support Army will continue its work in contacting every family individually so that refinement of the learn from home model can be made to assist students during weeks three to five of Term Two and potentially beyond.