In English we say that ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ and that is exactly what we have seen over the last few days and weeks in our school. Due to the social isolation determined by the coronavirus pandemic, we have just moved into our third week of distance learning, and we see that our pupils are quickly improving their own skills and resilience as they fall into a new routine. Teachers are also looking for more and better ways to connect with pupils and to support parents in the process. Well done, Lions! We are proud to see how well the community has come together to face this issue, and to see how effective communication has helped bring us all together at this difficult time.
Remote learning is of course a huge experiment for primary educators everywhere and over the coming days and weeks we hope to be gaining greater confidence with the tech tools that we are using and creating content with increasing quality. It has been fantastic to see the learning flooding in from home. From PP1 to Prep 5 we have seen great engagement from pupils and families. In the Pre-Prep, we have seen home made bear caves, science experiments on how ice is made and how capacity works, and parents enjoying engaging with their children’s learning through board games and reading books together.
Now that the remote learning arrangements are underway, we are glad to have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from pupils and parents. We knew that our pupils, as true Lions, would knuckle down in the first days, and put time and thought into the tasks that they have been set.
Our St. Paul’s digital leaders have been providing a support service to any Senior School pupils who are having problems with technology during this period of online learning. It has been delightful to see so many of our young leaders encouraging anyone with questions or concerns to get in touch with the team