Q&A

The HSC is going ahead in 2020

The College will be adjusting Stage 6 assessment tasks to accommodate the changing environment. Our priority is to prepare our students for HSC examinations in whatever form.

Keep up to date with NESA 2020 HSC Advice.

What if my child needs a textbook or other hard-copy resource?

The school site remains open. If you need to access resources from the school, please email your request to the school email Port Macquarie Campus - hsc-portmac-school@det.nsw.edu.au and Westport Campus hsc-westport-school@det.nsw.edu.au, so we can have the correct resources ready for you to collect.

What if I need to contact a Deputy Principal or Head Teacher?

Please contact the school via the school email Port Macquarie Campus - hsc-portmac-school@det.nsw.edu.au and Westport Campus - hsc-westport-school@det.nsw.edu.au and state in the subject line the person’s name, or role that you wish to contact (eg, ATTN: Deputy Principal Year 7).

What if my child finds the work too difficult?

The online platform is the “classroom” - students are encouraged to ask questions and ask for assistance through this platform.

What if my child needs additional support / modifications to access learning?

Classroom teachers will build-in adjustments as per usual practice. The Learning and Support teacher will set up a classroom for all learning and support students so that additional assistance is provided.

What if my child needs extension work?

The online platform is the “classroom” - students are encouraged to write questions and ask for assistance through this platform.

What if I need to speak with a Year Adviser?

Year Advisers are accessible via email Port Macquarie Campus - hsc-portmac-school@det.nsw.edu.au, Westport Campus - hsc-westport-school@det.nsw.edu.au.

How can I access the Teacher Librarians for support with research?

Teacher Librarians can be accessed via email Port Macquarie Campus - hsc-portmac-school@det.nsw.edu.au, Westport Campus - hsc-westport-school@det.nsw.edu.au.

What if there is “group work” in the subject my child studies?

Teachers will determine the nature of this task and alternatives may be considered. Students should communicate with classroom teachers through their online learning platform.

What if my child does a subject with practical work?

Teachers are investigating all options in regard to practical work. We understand that there will changes and adjustments as we navigate Learning from Home and teachers will provide more advice about practical work as it becomes available.

Will every subject/teacher be using the same online platform?

While Google Classroom is the most popular platform, some classes operate within other platforms. Your child has received information from their teachers about the platform being used and how to access it.

Will the canteen be open?

No. The canteen will be closed in line with Department of Education advice to create social distancing.

Will school bus services continue to operate?

At present, the bus services will operate as normal.

What about extra-curricular activities?

All extra-curricular activities have been cancelled until further notice. There are no exceptions to this.