From the Headmistress' Desk
Yesterday saw unprecedented action in our country: the mandatory closure of all the schools in South Africa in terms of the state of emergency declared by President Ramaphosa on Sunday.
The Kyalami Schools' Executive had been watching the world-wide spread of COVID-19 and suspected, when a pandemic was declared by the World Health Organisation, that drastic measures may be forthcoming. At that point, we asked our teachers to think about how we could continue to keep our children learning in the case of a school closure. Then last Friday, we asked them to develop remote learning programmes for three days and we gave them two weeks to do this. In the end, our teachers had just two afternoons to produce the work which we have provided to the children for the remainder of this week. We know that it's not perfect, but we know that the next batch will be even better. We haven't done this before and we are learning as we go. The teachers will be at school for the remainder of the week in order to collaborate on the programmes we will send home for your children for next week. Once the systems are in place and the programmes for the coming week have been finalised, the teachers will work off-campus to develop the remaining material.