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Back to school amid constant changes

Picture: Supplied/Wembley College

Copy supplied by Wembley College

Covid19 has transformed our world. We have been presented with challenges we never thought we would have to face. Who would have believed our children would not be able to attend school?

Schools are having to embrace this change by finding new ways for pupils to learn.

At Wembley College, we have adapted to the change by becoming an online learning centre, allowing pupils to continue learning from the safety of their homes. It has been through the amazing efforts of a few teachers that this has been able to happen.

The headmaster, Mr Swart, and vice headmistress, Mrs van der Walt, have encouraged and supported the IT team, tasked with training teachers to learn the relevant skills needed to create an “online school”.

Studying from home, online, has become the new normal for many pupils under lockdown. Picture: Bruno Cervera/Unsplash

For many years, Wembley has offered ICT (Information, Communication and Technology). Our ICT teacher, Mr Wolmarans, with many years of IT experience, spearheaded the training needed for all the teachers to begin their online classes. He implemented teacher training workshops across the school.

Wembley app-titude gives pupils the edge

Teachers, who in the past were fearful of technology, are now implementing amazing online lessons. Our small school in the country is now a centre of technology.

This week our school re-opens its door to boarders who will return to a different school. A school which has taken extreme measures to create a safe environment for everyone. The day scholars return in two phases, being given two-to-three hours of learning in the classroom. We continue with our online learning for parents who do not want their children to return to school at this stage.

Our teachers have done a brilliant job of creating online classes for our scholars. We wish them well as they bravely continue to educate our Wembley children during Covid-19.

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