TERM 2 2021 SCHOOL CLOSURE

ONLINE LEARNING

As you are aware, due to the current Covid-19 situation in the country and following the Public Health Authority’s advice, the school would not be opening as planned for the beginning of term and will remain closed to students until further notice. Therefore, in our commitment to the continued provision of excellent teaching and learning of all students, I would like to share with you how the School will support students during this time.

MAY 10th
The term will start with remote online learning from home. This will include a mix of live online lessons using either Zoom and/or Google meet, pre-recorded lessons, independent learning on online platforms (Fedena or Google Classroom) or work emailed to students. We aim to ensure that our students remain engaged with their teachers and planned schemes of work. We expect full students’ involvement and support from  parents/guardians. Subject teachers will monitor attendance of these sessions. Remote online learning will continue until the school re-opens.

 

Secondary Schemes of Work
Teachers will upload their schemes of work on their respective Google classrooms. Parents/Guardians are strongly advised to read them to support their children.

Subject Queries – Secondary
If you have any questions about a subject, please contact the subject teachers directly through Google classrooms. They will be best to assist with subject queries. Should the issue not be resolved, please contact the relevant Head of Section.

A Level Classes

A2 classes will start online on the 18th of January using previously set up Google classrooms and Email groups. AS classes will start in Week 2 after confirmation of enrolment. Further details will be given to new A Level students by email.

Learning Support
Our learning support team will contact students they are currently working with to liaise and make further arrangements for support during the remote learning sessions. I urge students to engage with this support.

Counselling and Safeguarding
Our counselling team will be on hand to support students during this difficult period. Students should contact our School counsellors to make specific arrangements on email address [email protected] or via phone numbers:

Ms Denise: 2606026
Ms Ayuk: 2630013

Any child protection issues or issues with safeguarding, should be emailed to the School Director.

Textbooks

Any students who have not collected their books should be able to do so next week. They should
observe all safety measures in place for preventing the transmission of Covid-19.

Online Conduct

The school expects students to adhere to its code of conduct during online learning sessions. The
expected behaviour in school should be observed during these lessons. The school will take action
for any breach of the code of conduct.

Working Hours

Secondary teachers will be working between 7.45am and 3.30pm. Working hours for Primary and Kindergarten teachers will be from 8.00am to 1pm. They will also be taking their normal breaks in our timetabled break time and lunchtime. To ensure their wellbeing and work/life balance during these trying times, we ask that you refrain from sending emails or queries outside of those working hours. Any communications outside of these hours may not be attended to until the member of staff in question is back at work the following day.

Should parents/guardians have an urgent query outside of these hours, they should email the Director, Mr. Andy Esparon on [email protected] for Secondary or the Deputy Director, Mr. Ronny Charles on [email protected] for Primary.

We are making every effort to ensure that our students can continue with their learning and make progress during these trying times. It is also important for students who have external examinations to start their preparations early. There will undoubtedly be teething problems, especially at the beginning whilst students and teachers get used to the new way of working and learning. We hope that you will let the school know of anything that is not working on your side so that we can make necessary adjustments whenever possible.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all students all the very best for the new academic year and encourage everyone to surpass the challenges posed by the pandemic. Most importantly, stay safe and look after yourselves. The school will reopen once it is safe to do so and parents/guardians will be informed accordingly.