Macgregor Primary School

Learning Launch Pad

What's new?

25 October 2021 today we welcomed returning children from P to 2 and Year 6.

22 October 2021 Next week's (term 4 week 4) learning grids have been loaded onto the Learning Launch Pad for children in Years 3, 4 and 5 for your convenience

1 September 'We Care About You' multimedia presentation (click the hyperlink or view below)

27 August 2021 A message from the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner (see below for her newsletter)

click on the button above to request technical support

Welcome to the

Macgregor Primary Virtual School Initiative

As an ACT Education Directorate public school, our innovative teaching strategies and contemporary technology tools create purposeful and personalised learning opportunities for the children.

Although this educational shift has been triggered by Australia's current health emergency, our teachers are relishing in the possibilities and challenges of this 21st Century home learning approach. Within our virtual school, we have created a strong foundation for students, families and teachers to connect, collaborate and learn through the use of new online technologies in the future, or as required.

We are, and will remain 'linked by learning' as well as being a strong connected community - belonging is one of our school values and a key concept in the Early Years Learning Framework.

What to do first:

Your child's virtual classroom, within this online learning initiative, is led by your child's classroom teacher with the support of our specialist teachers and leadership team. In keeping with our intention, this model of education is not to re-create a school day at home between the hours of 9am and 3pm ... although establishing daily routines may be beneficial during these times of uncertainty. Educationalist Stacey Childress, who has been observing the adoption of online learning across the world writes "The consensus advice for parents and caregivers seems to be; create a bit of structure, make a little time for formal learning and more time for play and exploration, and help kids feel safe and secure. Above all, keep it simple and make it work for your family...".

Belinda Andrews, Principal


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Navigating to your child's classroom :

  1. choose your child's year level from the navigation pane and click on the link to move to the year level screen (please familiarise yourself with this page as we intend to display a weekly grid of sequenced learning activities on this year level page for families to view)

  2. click on the yellow door that displays your child's teacher

  3. follow the instructions below from our ICT specialist, Cameron Ryan (pictured left) to join the google classroom, and one of our Seesaw Ambassadors, Maddison Mielens (pictured left) is available to assist families with Seesaw classroom questions

  4. once every child has joined their classroom, you will be able to click on the yellow virtual classroom door which will lead straight through to your child's classroom. Your child's details will be remembered so step number 3 above only needs to be completed once

  5. we have provided further information for parents, and a range of sites for the children to access, on each class page, as well as further dedicated Literacy and Numeracy activities and sites. Please also find below links to our school library resources.

Turn off notifications using the 'how to' video below...

How to turn notifications off - Family Guide.webm

Need assistance? Contact a member of our friendly school leadership team...

Catherine Dillon

Deputy Principal

Preschool & Kinder Team Leader

Brooke Calvert

Deputy Principal

LSG & Specialists Team leader

Jo Pearce

Executive Teacher

Year 1 & 2 Team Leader

Simone Dawson

Executive Teacher

Years 3 & 4 Team Leader

James Orr

Executive Teacher

Year 5 &6 Team Leader

Click on the link below to access online safety information...

Banner photo credit for this virtual learning website:

Emma Laverty is a proud member of the Boorooberongal Clan from the Darug tribe in NSW and is a member of our school community. Emma has allowed us to use a photo that she took of a group Macgregor children performing at the ACT Education Directorate's 2019 'Step Into The Limelight' production.

A newsletter from the ACT Children and Young People Commissioner for our children...