“Adversity introduces a man to himself”
In a week which saw International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, we can refresh Mr. Einstein’s quote to “adversity introduces a person to themselves”. These words are important to us all at this challenging time and hopefully we can all grow through this experience.
Our impact is different, our health is intact but our routine and daily life has drastically changed. As we face different situations, we are finding more ideas and concepts which may work to the benefit of our children. We are fortunate in that we have had assistance from our Nord Anglia sister schools in China and South East Asia; teachers and leadership from these schools have imparted their collective wisdom in what is effective for teaching and learning virtually.
We are all striving towards the same goal and now more than ever need to make sure that we are working together in order to achieve this. A big thank you to those who have offered support, encouragement and suggestions over these last few days; all feedback is appreciated. As educators, we are learners too and will also reflect on what we are doing and how well it is working. Class Dojo has proven to be a fantastic platform and we shall continue to use this going forward. Companies like Epic! offer wonderful services too which we look to utilise to enhance learning. We are conscious of not providing too many platforms and routes, though, as this could lead to confusion and thank you for your support in this.
I hope that the extended learning letter, with the weekly plan, proves useful and helps to organise routines and systems for you at home.
Finally, I can safely say that school is nowhere near the same without the children’s happy faces and wonderful personalities roaming around. We look forward to the time when we can all safely return as the Rayyan family.
Head of Campus, Rayyan