As a school leader I get many emails from educational organisations and many of them talk about how online learning is the future. However I believe that if this current pandemic has taught us anything, it is how important schools are as learning communities and places for students to flourish, not only in their academic abilities but in their character, personalities and social skills.
I do not believe this can be replicated online. Whilst teachers do their best to maintain humour and relationships online this is more challenging than when we have those funny and inspirational moments when the students are here with us at school. There is nothing like the smiles and laughter that greet the opening of the school gates every morning and we miss it very much.
However, just like a football team, we are committed and determined to overcome challenges and provide the best VSE as we move into the last 7 weeks of term. I hope you are able to relax and enjoy the week ahead and Khmer New Year. We look forward to seeing the students again on the 20th April. We continue to plan and focus on learning, well-being and ensuring that the end of the year is as successful, enjoyable and productive as it can be.