The following information is provided to enable students to continue their learning while not being able to access an educational facility. These resources are intended to be used as a support tool for students to continue their learning and engage in familiar activities essential to their learning and wellbeing. Ensuring children remain stimulated and actively engaged during times of uncertainty helps build resilience and supports children's mental and physical wellbeing. Listed below are a number of on-line resources which may be useful for your child to access.

While the school is open to staff, this list may be updated under the “Homework” tab on the website. Please revisit it from time to time.

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 29 April 2020
Queensland Department of Education learning@homeTV

The department has partnered with the Seven, Ten and Nine networks to deliver 3 television programs to support home-based learning for students across Queensland.

The learning@home, reading@home and coding@home TV programs have been developed in collaboration with teaching and learning specialists and offer engaging curriculum-based content for Kindergarten to Year 12.

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 21 April 2020


Amazon’s Audible stories are now freely available to students.

These audio stories are free to stream on desktops, laptops, phones, or tablets.

There is a huge collection of books in categories such as littlest readers, tweens, young adults, so it’s a great place to find texts for the age level of interest of your child.

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 20 April 2020

Learn with ABC TV Education

Program for week 1 (14-17 April): download HERE

Program for week 2 (20-25 April): OVERVIEWand PRINT FRIENDLYversions available now.

Program for weeks 3-4 (27 April -8 May): OVERVIEW (wk3) , OVERVIEW (wk4) and PRINT FRIENDLY (wk 3-4) version available now

Each weekday will start with content for Kindergarten/Foundation level students at 10am. Primary and Lower Secondary level content will continue throughout the morning. Programming then progresses up to Secondary level content in the afternoons.

And remember, there is an enhanced collection of carefully curated education content always available on iview.

Foundation for Blind Children

On this site you will find fantastic virtual stories  under the “Activities for Students” link. They are updating their site daily so keep checking back.

CVI friendly videos

Search for Alissa DeSousa on YouTube and you will find CVI friendly videos of children’s books and other games. The books have been adapted with minimal visual clutter, black backgrounds and outlined letters.

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 3 April 2020

Griffith University Mathematics and Science Resources

Griffith University mathematics and science resource freely available to schools and families.

Please follow this link to read about the resource:

STEM early reader home resources

While the books are designed as a learning to read package, the concepts are interesting and easy for you to talk about and explore with students of any age.

They are available on youtube following the link below and the books are read aloud.

YouTube Playlists

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 1 April 2020

Ballyland apps by Sonokids

Now FREE all Sonokids Ballyland educational apps for iOS

More information about the Ballyland apps, as well as helpful tips and instructions for teaching with the apps, can be found on the Sonokids website, at Please contact sonokids with any questions you may have, at

ABC Education

ABC Education – Updated information

From 14 April, ABC Me will run educational programming between 10am and 3pm.

The ABC will also offer 4000 free videos, interactive resources and games mapped to the Australian curriculum through its education portal.

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds and Activities

The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read-Alouds and Activities

New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 27 March 2020

Paths to literacy

Stay-at-home activities for children with visual impairments

More from Paths to Literacy today. Click to the link and follow hyperlinks to:

  • Fun activities to keep children engaged
  • Accessibyte – a range of educational apps for students of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, including Typio , which is a fun and fully accessible typing tutor
  • Objective Ed includes many elements of the Expanded Core Curriculum
  • Audible instantly stream stories
New suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 26 March 2020

Paths to Literacy for students who are blind or visually impaired

An excellent website/facebook group to follow for literacy activities specifically for blind/vision impaired/deafblind learners. Lots of ideas to keep everyone busy reading or creating. Check out the “Browse by Topic” and “Strategies” tab for a wealth of information.

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children

The provide digital resources to support students with vision and hearing impairment. Some apps include Auslan Storytime, Listen and Learn (Australian-based sounds), Five Little Monkeys (interactive learning experience), Row Row Row Your Boat, Dingle Dangle Scarecrow; Old MacDonald, Incy Wincy Spider, Emerging Language (helping develop emerging language and cognition skills)

Active Learning Space

The provides theoretical information about the Active Learning methodology as well as information for parents and families around equipment and activity ideas. You can also follow a link to their Pinterest page if you feel like getting creative.

Suggested learning activities and resource uploaded 25 March 2020

Narbethong Special School Homework Resources

Narbethong Special School Homework Resources

Please check our school website to find additional resources and links to online learning activities. The Homework page can be found under the Curriculum Tab and will be updated regularly with new ideas to keep your child actively engaged at home.

Learning @ Home Curriculum Packages

learning@ home refers to the ways schools will maintain teaching and learning in the event of a prolonged school closure or student absence.

Follow the links to access the Education Queensland Learning from home curriculum packages.  Learning packages are provide for students accessing the Prep-10 curriculum and are being released in fortnightly blocks. Parents can select from resources that may be of interest to their child.

The Learning Place

Updated 3rd April 2020

Education Queensland has provided a suite of resources for Students with disability.

Go the The Learning Place and enter your student’s EQ login details (which will be sent to you from your child’s teacher).

Search for “Students with Disability” for a broad range of resources that can be filtered by subject and year level. This is a very large resource so keep in mind that our school is working on a modified version of Unit 3 this semester. You cannot refine the search by unit, however, you can read the unit number in the description.

OR enter the access key S223239948 for a narrower selection.

Queensland State School's eBooks Digital Library

Students are able to access this library and start reading NOW.

There they can access a HUGE range of quality titles included all the Premier’s Reading Challenge recommended titles.

  1. Go to this web address: and login using your MIS ID e.g. tlag4 (you don't need a password). YOUR class teacher will give you your ID if you don’t already know what it is.
  2. Browse for a book you like and SAMPLE it first.
  3. If you really want to read it, then BORROW it.

Five things to know

  1. Please sample before you borrow. Only borrow the eBooks you want to read.
  2. No one else can borrow the same eBook at the same time.
  3. When you borrow it is for 7 days. You can return it earlier if you like. You can renew your loan if you need the book for longer.
  4. You can only borrow 10 eBooks at a time.
  5. If someone has borrowed a book you like, you can put it onto your wish list. Next time you log on, it will tell you if it's ready.

HelpKidz Learn

HelpKidzLe arn provides accessible, game based learning activities to engage and teach a progression of skills.

Login details: please contact class teacher for details

Tar Heel Reader

Tar heel Reader is a collection of free, easy to read and accessible books on a wide range of topics.  Each book can be speech enabled and accessed using multiple interfaces, including touchscreens or switches.


Digital Reading Platform

Login details: please contact class teacher for details

Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online is an effective literacy program delivered digitally!  Sunshine Online offers every child the very best of animated and interactive learning in literacy and maths!

Login details: please contact class teacher for details

SE Nict - Resources

This website specialises in the use of ICT and assistive technology to support the learning and communication needs of people of all ages with severe and complex needs. This website provides free on-line resources for switch, touchscreen or eye gaze users.

Inclusive Teach

There are many options for home learning packs and ideas for children who can access worksheets and online teaching resources but our Sensory learners need  sensory learning ideas. Preferably simple and free ones. This list of 150 (ish) ideas should give you some ideas to try at home, EYFS settings and classrooms. also has lots of other great resources for you to explore.

Special needs software

A large collection of online switch accessible games and activities.

We Speak PODD

Join the We Speak PODD Facebook group which documents one family’s journey with PODD.  There are lots of great stories and ideas to explore and a wonderful community to be a part of.


Australian Special Education Principals Association and nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs UK)

ASEPA, has partnered with nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs UK) to collate free global resources for schools and families to support the ongoing learning of students with complex needs and SEN. Please visit this evolving and growing resource.

ABC Education

ABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students.

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence.  A great activity for all the family!


Twinkl offer

Twinkl is offering free curriculum linked learning activities.

Go to:

Create an account and enter the code AUSTRCODE.

At the twinkl Home Learning Hub you'll find a new set of activities each day to get involved with. Qualified Twinkl teachers will provide book readings, live lessons, positive news updates and more. Activities will be listed the day before - giving you enough time to get prepped and set up for the next day's learning.

Find your own approach. Don't worry about recreating school at home. But - if you're looking for ideas, or a way of adding a bit of routine into your day, you'll find it here.

K7 Maths

K7 Math is offering a free home schooling package for parents for 10 weeks

Follow the directions on the site to set up your login and access the learning packages.

Cool math games

Cool Math Games is a brain-training site, for everyone, where logic & thinking & math meets fun & games.


GoNoodle provides engaging movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!

Last reviewed 10 May 2023
Last updated 10 May 2023