The SEC has now mandated that all schools must start their new school academic year on Tuesday 1 September 2020. For our community, this means a slightly later start than usual. We have adjusted our calendar (again) for 2020-2021 to reflect this new SEC directive and at the same time ensure that we have the right length of time for teaching and learning for our students. We will also be extending Term 3 in 2021 as part of our mitigation support; details will be released nearer the time.
Please click here to see the latest 2020-2021 calendar.
We are now approaching the end of this academic school year for some of our younger students – below is a summary of the end-of-term dates for different phases of the school:
- Tuesday 30 June, Final day for all Primary students (including Year 6)
- Tuesday 7 July, Final day for Years 7-9 Secondary students
- Tuesday 14 July, Final day for Year 10-12 Secondary students
I will continue to message the school community in the weeks ahead with any further updates and relevant news, but I would briefly like to mention my thanks to the members of the school community for the support that they have shown each other throughout the last six months.
Firstly, our teachers who have continued to deliver lessons to our students, despite often challenging personal circumstances.
Secondly, our students who adjusted to a new way of learning, despite long periods of time without face-to-face interaction, followed by a ‘socially-distanced’ approach on campus.
Thirdly, our Primary and Secondary leadership teams who have worked so hard to ensure that all of our children have had the best learning opportunities – from online examination classes for our IGCSE and IB students to Discovery Boxes for our Early Years children.
Fourthly, to our school administration and facilities teams who ensured that our campus was ready and successful in inspections, that our online learning platforms worked for our students and that our everyday submissions to the SEC met their requirements. Our guards, nurses, ayis and secretaries have continued to work tirelessly to keep us safe.
Finally, my appreciation to all of those parents who have helped their children with online learning (and in some cases, continue to do so), for the kind messages of hope and support that you have sent to each other and our teams at the school, and for your patient understanding as we have moved through this challenging period of time.
I wish you all a safe and restful summer.
Andrew Lancaster, Principal