The Primary School Campus is excited to be back to school after a long vacation and even longer absence. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought many changes when it comes to school activities in and outside the classroom. At our happy school, we have put in measures to still make learning fun and play time interesting, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. We are ready as a school to take up this challenge of making the school a safe place to be by practising social distancing, wearing our face masks and ensuring consistent washing and sanitising of hands.
Our classroom activities are still inquiry-based and interactive, allowing learners to explore new ways of learning. Students are excited to be in school because they feel safe in their environment. Play time and lunch time are planned well to support social distanceing, making students comfortable and relaxed. We are back to our happy school and our focus is not only on excelling in our learning, but also excelling in our health and wellbeing.
Here are some reflections from our parents, learners and teachers this week since the resumption of onsite learning at TIS Primary.
“I am happy to come back to school to see my teachers and friends. I am happy about learning and all other activities we do in school”. ~Solomon Atseku, Kinder 3
“I am happy to be a part of the TIS family and about playtime, keeping in mind the Covid-19 protocols”. ~David Darko, Kinder 3
“I am excited about coming back to school and playing safely with my friends and observing the Covid-19 protocols”. ~Heaven Mefful, Kinder 3
“I am very excited to be back in school and see all my friends” ~Elias Webb, Kinder 2
“I like to be in school with all my friends” ~Ellier Sevor, Kinder 2
“It is fun to be back in school to learn and play” ~Paa Kow Oppan, Kinder 2
“I love to come to school every day” ~Amewusika Tay, Kinder 2
“It feels good to be in school” ~Yohannes Webb, Kinder 1
“I am happy to be in school, I love the playground.” ~Nana Yaa Ayisibea,
Kinder 1 “I like it when school is not ‘broken’ (closed)” ~Ellis Darko, Kinder 1
“When my new school was ‘broken’ (closed) I couldn’t go in it.” ~Sienna Adoasi, Kinder 1
Our Kinder learners exemplified their understanding of the Covid-19 protocols by making posters on them and also adhered to them during learning and playtimes”.
“The children have been so delighted returning to school. Covid-19 protocols put in place are impressive”. I would recommend that a chlorine solution or bath is put at the entrance to disinfect their shoes as well before entering the school. I am happy that visitors are not allowed in as a precautionary measure so they do not pick anything from anywhere into the school since the virus can survive on surfaces for some time” ~Mrs Sevor
“ Elias has been very excited to return to school! Yohannes is also very excited to now be part of the TIS family! On Monday after school, discussions were centred around Covid-19. They were happy to share with us the various protocols of handwashing, sanitizing and wearing of their masks. Yesterday, they also shared stories they read at school with me. All in all, we’re super excited to have them back in school for on-site learning” ~Mrs Webb
“For me, teachers are doing very well because Solomon has been teaching me and his little brother all that you have been teaching them concerning the Covid-19 protocols” ~Mrs Atseku
“Students have been very compliant so far with regards to taking instructions and observing the Covid-19 Protocols” ~Mr. Nana Yaw, Music Teacher
“The news of our virtual learning was ending was a much welcome one and we looked forward to receiving learners back onsite. Our first week of school has been a good learning experience and challenge for the whole learning community. It feels great to help learners understand the times we are in and how our interactions can no longer be the same thing they were used to. The challenge to help each member of the learning community adhere to the Covid-19 protocols is very real. Each day is a learning opportunity and we are utilizing it to the fullest to help keep ourselves and others safe. ~ Kinder Teachers.