Despite the global anxiety, the uncertainty over the Higher School Certificate and the pall over his final year at school, there was something Trinity Grammar year 12 student Lewis Dobbin liked about remote learning.
“At a school like Trinity, where it’s so busy with sport, co-curriculars, music and things like that, I found it beneficial to have a break and take a bit of time to focus,” he said. “It was easier to strip back to learning and do it well.”
When Trinity surveyed students about their remote learning experience, many agreed with Lewis. So the Summer Hill private school will introduce a fortnightly lesson-free Monday for year 12, so students can make their own learning decisions.
“[During remote learning, students] observed that additional time was made available for study that would otherwise be used for commuting, sport and co-curricular, and the incidental rhythms of school life,” headmaster Timothy Bowden said.