Dear IPS Community,
I trust that this letter finds you all well and healthy, and that you feel somewhat rested following the summer period.
I am sure that by now you are aware of the decision from the Ministry of Education (MoE) that schools will open remotely on the 30th August, and that we will be running E-Learning for our students until October 18th.
We would have liked to have welcomed your child physically back to school but for safety reasons we are not able to do this and we will be offering online learning for all of our students.
We have spent a great deal of time planning for the various options and now that we have the decision from the MoE, I will be able to share with you greater details of how things will happen. We have listened to parental feedback and have invested heavily in both planning, platform and staff training in order for all students from KG2 to Grade 12 to have increased online lessons each day run from school. For our Elementary students this is a big change from what was happening before the summer break.
Our focus has been to have all teachers in school, trained and ready for all eventualities. At the moment the MoE says that we can return to school, we will be able to open with a fully functional program,facility and faculty.
For KG1 students, we are not able to offer a full day of learning given the challenges and needs of children this age. However, we do want to prepare them for the day they are ready to come into school the moment we are able to physically open. Due to this more limited program for our KG1 children, we will be offering a 50% discount for KG1 students for the period of E-Learning (excluding companies).
I will be in contact again over the coming days giving times of parent and student training sessions in addition to an induction guide for new parents to make sure that everyone is ready for school.
Stay safe, wear masks and we look forward to the day when we can welcome you back to school.
Head of School