Primbee Public School gets an A+ for effort when it comes to remote learning.
Students start each school day with a video message from their teachers on their device - outlining the day's activities and providing that all-important connection.
They can take advantage of mini lessons created by their teachers on their online learning platform throughout the day, and get quick feedback on any work they upload.
Their schedule makes time for 'brain breaks' to give them time away from screens to have a snack, or get outside for some fresh air and exercise.
Principal Sharon Rigg said teachers took feedback from last year's home schooling experience to make sure students and parents were well served this time around.
A survey was sent out to parents to see what worked, and what didn't, and that's informed the planning for this week and beyond.
"A big shout out to our teachers who have once again been very creative with their planning," she said.
"We publish a week's worth of activities on our school website, and our feedback from parents from last time showed that they really liked the teachers uploading a video every morning to connect with the kids and outline the day's plan.
"We build in breaks to keep kids to their normal routine and we post mini lessons which allow the children to engage with their teacher through a chat box.
"Again it's been wonderful to see children uploading their work, and the teachers are giving them lots of feedback."
Around one in five of the school's students are still attending the school, and they are welcomed and supported.
"We have wonderful parents who are essential workers - police officers, nurses and more," Mrs Rigg said.
"Teachers are required to wear masks at school which while not nice, is necessary. Our teachers have been amazing and have put the students at the centre of everything they do."
Last year's stint of home learning did take its toll, with some students falling behind, she added.
"We were lucky to get an additional full-time teacher from the department of education to tutor groups we identified as needing extra literacy and numeracy support," she said. "Now that we're back with remote learning, that teacher is still supporting our students with some fantastic mini lessons."
Home schooling will continue for thousands of students in Greater Sydney, including Wollongong and Shellharbour, for at least another two weeks after the NSW Government declared the current lockdown will extend to July 31.
"We're doing so well because we have amazing teachers, wonderful parents and a supportive community," Mrs Rigg said. "And because we have wonderful students, who are so resilient."
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