From March 2020 until March 2022, we operated in an online/blended model for which new systems and protocols were introduced, all centred around the holistic wellbeing of our community:
The multipronged initiative, You are Not Alone, ensured continuity in adversity for everyone across the school – continuity in academic achievement, extracurricular engagement and wellbeing.
The online behaviour policy set out student expectations helping them settle into the new routine.
Blended lessons catered simultaneously for students inside the classroom and at home offering an immersive experience to fully engage with teachers in both the models.
Our Know your Learner survey gave teachers valuable insights into the academic and pastoral needs of students.
Modified lesson plans interspersed with unplugged activities encouraged physical movement and participation from each student while balancing screen time.
Access to recorded online lessons helped students in different time zones unable to attend classes synchronously.
Focus on social, emotional and physical wellbeing of students, parents, staff and their families through vaccination camps, testing kits, counselling, medical support and resources.
Our Community Support Group provided 24/7 life-saving medical support, oxygen supply and referrals, and helped coordinate hospital beds for staff and families in need.
Exclusive parent wellbeing and awareness sessions were held about managing emotions, helping children cope with the world around them, dealing with loss etc.
School counsellors ran workshops for students about resilience, managing emotions and stress management.
Confidential access to professional counsellors for staff members helped address any challenges affecting their emotional wellbeing.
Online social events brought the community closer together, offering comfort and familiarity.
Community service and outreach continued with students initiating activities locally from their global locations.
Free yoga and Zumba classes helped staff members relax, unwind and keep fit.
Resources for educators and parents
Our staff members have been sharing their reflections and tips on overcoming this adversity as well as studying its effects on the educational landscape. We recommend our blog posts for both educators and parents.