25/03/2020

Students in South Australian schools now have access to modern online learning resources to support their education at home, as part of the government’s strong response to the significant challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Education Minister John Gardner said the centralised Our Learning SA website will support students, teachers and families by complementing their classroom education – through access to curated curriculum resources across all learning areas that are taught in Australian schools and preschools.

The new easy-to-use website supports:

  • continued learning between school and home
  • students with opportunities to work independently
  • parents and caregivers – with resources and guidance to support learning at home
  • teachers – with resources to support them in teaching the Australian curriculum.

“During this unprecedented and challenging time, we will do whatever we can to ensure young South Australians continue to thrive in their education with a learning programme that is engaging, meaningful and accessible,” said Minister Gardner

“Our Learning SA is an important tool that will offer greater flexibility for students, schools and families and complements the learning resources teachers already have in place to ensure continuity of learning between home and school.

“With a strong focus on literacy and numeracy across every curriculum area, the resource guides parents and families on the ways to support children with their home learning.

“It provides students with meaningful classwork, developed by expert teachers, and any South Australian teacher or family is able to use this resource.

“Some schools already have their own systems in place to support learning at home. This new platform complements the offering at those schools, while also being available to support all schools who may not be so advanced.”

Our Learning SA has been launched after testing with leaders, teachers and parents and resources will continue to be added over time.