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Who are our teachers?
Teachers working at Swanonline are qualified professionals with current TRBWA registration. They are teachers with proven ICT competencies who embrace the possibilities and challenges of teaching via online.
How do I access my classes?
Course materials are online. When you enrol in Swanonline you are given instructions to log into our Learning Management System (Canvas) which houses all your lessons, materials, readings, activities, assessment information and learning materials.
How do I do my work?
Once set up in our LMS you use the online environment to complete and submit work. You participate in online lessons with other students and your teachers weekly.
How do I get my work to teachers?
Students upload their work via our LMS in Swanonline.
How much time do I have to spend on the computer doing lessons?
Swanonline requires students to spend time using the computer and also away from it in order to meet curriculum outcomes. We use a multimedia approach that also includes well-written and designed textbooks, workbooks, and hands-on instructional materials, as well as project work or research.
How much time do I need to spend studying each day?
Our curriculum and lessons are built around 26 tuition hours per week.
We recommend your school day be similar to a regular school day and completed by 3:00pm. Once you have initially settled in you will find a routine and many students adjust their timetables to fit in creative pursuits, physical activities and other interests.
Do I have to complete the lesson at a certain time of the day?
The school day runs from 8:30am – 2:30pm. Teacher hours differ, however they will respond to queries within 24-48 hours. Students are able to access Swanonline at all times and therefore complete lessons within their time, working at their pace. Timetables are used as a guide for the school day. Many of our students have professional sport or creative art commitments that they also complete on a daily basis.
Who do I contact if I don't understand something?
If a query is related to your class work then contact is with the teacher, through email, or voice recording. The teacher will respond to you within 24 - 48 hours. You can call the office if you need to make a time outside of the regular schedule to speak with your teacher.
If you need technical or administrative advice then you can call the Swanonline office between 8:30am and 5:00pm.
How do I contact my teachers during term time?
Teachers for each subject are available online and via Skype and email. Every week you have an online class scheduled for each subject. You can communicate with your fellow classmates through the Videoconference class, online collaborations, discussions and forums.
What if I have learning difficulties?
At Swanonline we understand that all students have different needs. Many families choose Swanonline so they can provide more support and a positive environment for their child to study.
What happens if I am having difficulty?
The first thing you do is to contact your teacher. Our teachers are here to assist you.
Why do you have to keep attendance records?
Swanonline is a fully registered and accredited school and as such we are required to keep records that report on attendance.
Can I meet my teacher and other students?
At the beginning of the year we have a Swanonline Welcome Day for all our students, families and teachers. This is a time to get to know your teachers and other students in your classes.
Students also have the opportunity to attend excursions, which form a part of the teaching program.