"You can't cross the sea by merely staring at the water"-Rabindranath Tagore
When we had the clarion call to shift our mindset from face-to face teaching and learning on campus to online learning at home, we all embraced what stood before us. Although difficult for our younger students, you (parents) worked with our faculty to make the learning make sense. Historically, the time spent away from school will be etched in our minds for a very long time, and many students documented their days at home and school.
Now that we have come to another successful year given the circumstances of learning during Term Three, we are pleased that we had the resources and the expertise to fulfill our curriculum requirements. Students joined us Monday, and they have returned and collected items, and tomorrow all iPads and Chromebooks are to be returned to us in order to prepare for the upcoming academic year in August/September 2020. We hope that the loaned equipment helped with the teaching and learning.
End of year experiences are always that bitter-sweet moment when families leave ISPS to return to their country or to another posting. Third Culture families have to adjust and readjust, and we understand that it is important to bring closure before collecting your bags and moving on to the next destination. Our counselors prepare not only our students, but also our parents for that transition. These last three weeks have been very challenging for many families and our faculty as many faculty and families will not be with ISPS in the opening of the new academic year 2020-2021.
On behalf of the Elementary School, I thank you for your continued support as we move to transforming, reimaging, redefining our teaching and learning in the new academic year.
With Gratitude and Respect,
Dr. Suzette Julien