Everything you need to know about online learning

As we move into a space of Online Learning, please remember that this is new to all of us. We need to work together and be patient during these challenging times.

While school is closed, we’d love to still keep in touch and see what students are getting up to. Please send photographs of children learning, exploring or investigating for us to share on Facebook to k.lighton@isct.co.za
Or, tag #proudlyisct in any of your posts. Let’s keep positive and continue to build our community, even if we are separated, for now.

Here are the most important points of our plans going forward:

  • Teachers have spent the last while designing what will be an online teaching facility which will go live on 1 April until 17 April.
  • These twelve days of online teaching are aimed at neutralizing some of the time lost as a result of the COVID19 virus.
  • At this stage, and until we hear differently, we are planning to resume school on Monday 20 April (determined by Government’s guidelines).
  • Please encourage your children to use these online facilities as much as possible.
  • The online programme will include tech support if needed as well as learning support if required. Details of the learning support are lower down, but any technical issues can be referred to techsupport@isct.co.za and one of the staff will attend to this.
  • Part of the online programme includes assessments, which in the case of High School students will be used for June reports.
  • Please read the Key Stage specific sections at the bottom of this newsletter to see the relevant learning information for your child’s/children’s Key Stage.
  • The official May/June Exam update can be found here.
  • May 2020 exam students and parents please note the following with additional information available here.

General observations:

Please consider the wider impact of what is happening and where we can assist one another and especially support those organisations who are trying to mitigate against a potential catastrophe in poorer communities.

The Respiratory ICU at Tygerberg hospital has increased its capacity from 7 to 43 beds in order to cater for increased admissions. However, the staff of this unit has not been increased and one of our parents Prof. Matthew Chersich, has initiated some crowdfunding for the provision of additional resources in support of this worthy cause. If you would be willing to help any way please email Professor Chersich on MChersich@wrhi.ac.za.