Although Covid-19 has undoubtedly brought about significant challenges to everyone, it’s also worth noting that children are incredibly resilient.
From social-distancing practices in the classroom, to home-based learning during Singapore’s Circuit Breaker, students at the Australian International School (AIS) have proven their ability to adapt quickly during this pandemic.
How is social distancing handled?
Students at AIS are taught how to adhere to safe distancing measures, which means that students have limited physical contact. The lack of physical contact, together with these ever-present measures in place during the pandemic might put a strain on the emotional well being of students. To alleviate students’ fears and worries, there is a daily check-in that provides students with a discussion outlet to openly share their feelings about the pandemic. This is pivotal in ensuring that their possible fears are put at ease, allowing them to continue to develop emotionally and socially.
How are schools customising learning for the Covid climate?
The use of technology – more specifically, online learning tools and applications – have played a pivotal role in helping students to adjust and adapt. For instance, apps such as Google Classroom allow for distanced interaction, while letting students feel as if they were seated right beside each other. For families, the Seesaw app is used to share classroom happenings, allowing parents to keep informed and ensuring they have peace of mind.
The only international school in Singapore for students aged 2 months to 18 years that operates on a Southern hemisphere school year, Australian International School (AIS) offers a combination of robust Australian and international curriculum pathways to ensure that students reach their full potential.
From The Finder, Issue 303 / Kirstie-mae Baptist
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