“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it.” Proverbs 22:6
I think it’s important to point out that we have a tremendous ability to impact our kids and help them go in the correct way. I also think it’s important to say that because this is not a promise, certainly, kids could make a decision to depart from that way. Generally speaking, this will work out, if you do this. There are however going to be exceptions and it should not make us lose heart. We should also not judge parents too harshly for the actions of their children.
It is when parents take an active role in the child’s learning that together we can make a difference.
As a principal during a pandemic quarantine situation, I approach each day thinking first and foremost about the physical, social, and emotional wellbeing of our students and staff.
Many messages come and go out of my email inbox and my cell phone, but some leaves an impression, they are the messages that really matter; messages from parents, thanking us for providing opportunities to their children and to connect and talk to teachers.
Thank you, parents, for commending and appreciating our teachers for imparting lessons to students! We will continue to focus on meeting learning objectives; leveraging student access to tools and resources; and providing the academic and social-emotional support students need.
Assessment and Teaching learning are complimentary to each other and cannot be segregated or viewed in isolation.
Teachers have been giving the students instructions with absolute clarity as to how assignments are to be turned in. Parents, here is how you can support us and help your child become independent and “own” their learning:
- Be sure to check in with your child daily, about the learning tasks, activities and assessments they are working on.
- Monitor your child’s planner for each subject.
- Ensure your child is submitting the tasks assigned to them, they could be; submission of writing assignments, sums worked out, worksheets, quizzes, DIY investigating activities, or submission of notebooks. They help us to measure progress against learning objectives.
- Encourage them to complete work to the best of their ability. It is essential that students maintain learning routines, follow the teacher’s instructions, and participate daily to get most out of the classes.
We thank you once again for your consistent and unwavering support you have always been giving us, as we work to deliver continuity of learning during this challenging time.
We wish all our students well for the second term of 2021. A special mention to all our students that are writing external exams.
In the words of H. Jackson Brown Jnr. “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”.
Go well and stay safe.
Directors: Jenny, Sharon & Carlene