The Parent Council wondered what information our school uses for reference to decide the necessary actions we should take to respond to the Coronavirus.
Mr Richard informed the PC that the main information the school uses as reference is from the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, as it’s timely and updated. A group of international schools in the city also share information, and ongoing advice is given from the Nord Anglia Education regional office in Vietnam, and the global HQ in London.
Mr Richard explained that it is a difficult situation for everyone, and last week our student attendance was about 50% - however this week it has increased to around 80%.
To be responsible for all the people in the campus, the school has had to ask some students to stay away from school until they are fine to come back, and this is not an easy decision to make or take for some families.
The school will continue to make decisions according to the facts, but will also make some adjustments according to the perception, for example the MIA this week for Grade 11 was changed to have a sleepover on campus instead of travelling to Sihanoukville.
The PC also asked Mr Richard why swimming was cancelled last week, but restarted this week, and whether it’s safe to swim at this time. Mr Richard explained that the swimming training was cancelled last week because school took into account the emotional fear of the virus for everyone, but based on the filtration and purification system of the swimming pool, the chlorine could kill the bacteria and viruses. Thus swimming lessons and training began again this week.
The parents also wondered whether the swimming meet due to be held on 24 February at CIA could be postponed. Mr Richard showed his understanding, but explained that as this event is not organized by our school, he cannot change it.
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