It’s quite astonishing to reflect on the fact that, two years ago last week, all our Nord Anglia schools had moved to online learning as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold across the globe. Throughout the past two years we have all learned so much as we grappled and progressed with our new online world which we dubbed the ‘new normal’.
We continue to tell you, our parents & wider community, how impressed we are with the way our students have transitioned and coped with the new online world. We have spent the last two years working hard to adapt, tweak and improve our Virtual School provision. We have grasped and developed every opportunity to give our students interesting, challenging and inclusive activities online. Family Fridays, STEM days, Global Campus initiatives and talent shows to name just a few.
However, we know how dearly our community wants, and needs to come together again; on campus, face to face and in person. We are delighted at the response of the Primary children as they attend their first on-campus activities for two years and I am delighted to let you know that Secondary students will also have the opportunity to come onto campus for two afternoons a week during Term 3.
Over the past two years, as we dealt with the unprecedented challenges of a global pandemic and military coup and state of emergency, we have shown resilience and loyalty. We know that everyone is eager to return to our ‘old normal’ and get back together again.
We are actively planning for a return to school campus learning for the next academic year. There have been recent changes in Myanmar which are encouraging signs that make this more feasible; the re-instigation of the E-Visa process, Yangon airport opening to international commercial flights, the decline in Covid cases and the change to curfew hours.
More detail will follow, but in the meantime I want to personally thank you all for your patience, endurance, faith, commitment and loyalty to BSY.
We will be coming back together again. And we can’t wait!