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Blended Learning

At OLSH, our pupil’s digital experience is initiated as early as possible….. in Transition

At Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic College, our vision is to prepare each student to leave the College well-grounded in their faith, and ready and able to face in a complex and changing world with the confidence to succeed at the highest level.

The vision that we have developed is focused on the premise that having a personal device allows the learning to become more effectively personalised, available to the student anywhere, anytime and at the pace that works for each individual. This is called blended learning – where, the best of the existing approaches, is blended with the best of what the technology has to offer. We are seeking to maximise engagement with the hope that better engagement leads to deeper learning, more intellectual, conceptual and creative thinking with greater understanding and retention. This in turn will lead to better results, and students who are able to interact extremely positively in the post school environment and make valuable contributions both locally and further afield.

Our pupil’s blended learning experience is enhanced using several multi-media platforms.

Junior Campus

Students are taught basic skills of mouse use, keyboard use, open and save, power point, publisher, search engines, copy and paste, app use and coding. The platforms used are:                                                

Trans. + Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Reading Eggs Year 1, plus Year 2, plus Year 3, plus
PM readers Lexiles Tying Mat Stepping Stones (Maths)
Rainforest Maths ePM Readers Maths is Fun Scratch - Coding
Dance Mat typing Soundwaves Lexile Comprehension Seesaw
Maths Online Bubble Us
Study ladder Story Jumper

Middle School Campus – Traeger Street

The G Suite for Education platform allows students to work collaboratively and safely in an online space; sharing resources and contributing to a shared document. In addition, Google Classroom is not only a great way to share resources with students, but also a place for students to provide evidence of learning. Teachers provide feedback using Google Classroom; ‘just-in-time’ and ‘just-for-me’. Students can also communicate with the teacher asking for clarification or assistance.

Maths Online is used across the campus to supplement the delivery of the Mathematics curriculum and enhance mathematical knowledge and skills. Students view animated lessons that use audio and visuals to enhance the learning. Following the lessons students complete interactive worksheets that provide them with instant feedback. All learning on Maths Online can be personalised to cater for student differing abilities. In addition, the data is then provided to the teacher to use to info teaching.

Newsela is a reading platform used in many subjects at Traeger. This platform engages every learner with thousands of relevant, authentic, real-world texts that feature diverse perspectives and people all students can identify with. Reading instruction is differentiated by choosing up to 5 different levels of the same text. Students also complete tasks to show their knowledge and understanding after each text. Again, this data is available to the teachers to use to differentiate learning within the classroom.

Quizlet is a multi-media program used in Japanese to develop vocab. The flash cards, games and quizzes enhance the retention of key vocabulary.

Senior School Campus – Sadadeen Road

Google Suites is used extensively at the Sadadeen Campus. It allows staff and students to connect and collaborate effortlessly through various features including:

  • Docs, Sheets, and Slides that let you co-create and edit in real time
  • Students can use Google Drive to store and access docs on and offline without losing a draft. Saving occurs automatically when using the google Suite. 
  • Google Class room Teachers can create classes, make assignments and give quizzes.  Students will have access to class resources anywhere through the creation of these specific classes.  Through Google classroom students can also submit, assignments and queries and questions to their teacher and / or class.

Edmodo is an educational technology company offering a communication, collaboration, and coaching platform to Transition to Year12 schools and teachers.

The Edmodo network enables teachers to share content, distribute quizzes, assignments, and manage communication with students, colleagues, and parents.

It’s very easy to create a group, student quiz, post student assignments and grades. Edmodo has the capability to create a grade book for managing accumulating grades.

Additional and useful features include digital library, calendar-for organizing and keeping up with important assignments dates, easy access to send and reply buttons, editing options in addition to direct access for linking the library.

Quizziz is an online tool that allows teachers to create their own quizzes or use already made quizzes to assess student progress in different subjects. After providing students with a unique access code, a quiz can be used live in the classroom or assigned as homework or revision.

Mathletics is a web based learning platform for Maths. The course aligns with Australian Curriculum across all year levels. Furthermore, the course can be differentiated to suit student’s abilities and caters to the wide spectrum of Maths capability of the students. The activities are presented in an interactive way to engage the students.