Our first virtual town hall of the year got off to a good start on Thursday with many parents along with teachers and staff, over 50 people in total. I was grateful for the many supportive and appreciative comments made about our school’s response to the crisis.
A couple of points came up with which we have been struggling in school:
- Is the screen time too much or about right?
- How can we make our HBL programme more creative and engaging?
- What can we do to add some recreational opportunities for children either on campus or at home.?
These are all great questions that we are trying to answer. I met with the principals to have a go, but we soon realized that there are many more creative teachers on staff than are we, so I have asked the principals to actively seek ways forward from their faculty. If you have any thoughts you'd like to share with us, why not leave a comment below?
The question of discounting did come up in the sidebar at the virtual town hall and I didn’t address it, which was an oversight rather than an intention. I have given the matter some thought in a separate blog post.