22 Jun GOTS Update
Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) is built upon a relationship of trust, honesty and integrity among coaches, parents and scholars.
They will need to rely on this more than ever in the new term as online classes will continue to be the norm until the Education Ministry gives the go-ahead for schools to reopen.
“With only preschoolers allowed back in school from July 1, we shall continue with online lessons for the rest of the scholars,” said GOTS co-founder Veronica Shepherdson.
“Here is where we need the help of parents to ensure the lessons continue being the success they were before our mid-term break.
“Together, we can go far. For the new term which starts today, we still have many challenges ahead.”
One challenge is to introduce all our other lessons online. It will begin with ICT (information and communications technology) that was on hold during the Movement Control Order (MCO).
“We also plan to introduce online classes for arts and crafts soon. We have to work out how we can do that,” said Shepherdson, who remains hopeful schools will be allowed to open very soon.
“As much as our online lessons have taken off, nothing beats face-to-face interaction. It was a challenge yet we covered our syllabus before the break.
“I speak for everyone in GOTS when I say we miss our scholars. Things will be different, of course, when they come back to school yet being able to work with them in the classrooms will be so much better.”
While planning for the reopening, GOTS has also drawn up contingency plans should schools remain closed for the rest of the year.
“We will go ahead with our examinations in October – even if schools remain closed.
“I have written to the parents informing them about the mechanics and here is where we go back to our relationship of trust, honesty and integrity.
“The parents will have to act as invigilators. On completion, the examination papers will be placed back in the given envelopes for our coaches to mark and prepare the respective reports.
“I have complete faith our parents and scholars will follow the procedures given.”
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