I hope this finds you safe and well at this time.
As the mid-term break approaches, we always find that rather than ‘winding down’, the school intensity actually ‘racks up’ as the weeks and days run out. This year is proving no different and all our staff are fully engaged with attending to the diverse and individualized educational courses. Of course, because of the current situation, we are having to adapt to the constraints upon us in terms of face-to-face collaboration with secondary school students especially grade 7 to 11. Despite this, we were able to invite students for personalized tutorials and preparation courses for IGCSE and National State Exams.
We have still had a very successful year in terms of achievements in overcoming the challenges we have faced since March 10th. The manner in which teaching staff, support staff and students have faced these challenges is quite extraordinary. We have all learned to be more resilient, adaptable, creative and understanding: lessons which will stand us all in good stead going forward.
The school will observe a midterm break. Which will commence on Monday 2nd November 2020, and end on Friday 6th November 2020. Classes will resume on Monday 9th November 2020.
Intermediate Report Card:
The students will receive intermediate report card through Edupage.
Students will be assigned mid-term project as the break work package and will be marked for the project.
Parent Teacher Conference:
The last week before the break is assigned for individual conferences with your child’s teacher. Make sure you have booked a meeting with your teacher.
Stay Focused, Stay Vigilant
Throughout the pandemic my colleagues and I at Cambridge SRIS have maintained a laser focus on student health, safety and learning. Like all of you, we’ve experienced okay days and not-so-okay days, but we have not lost our focus. In the relative scheme of the situations and challenges, we should feel gratified that our work to sustain the education and safety for our SRIS family has been successful. Self-congratulations, however, will not get us through the rest of the years, or even the next month. Our goal is keeping our children healthy and ensuring that they continue to learn and grow. I can tell you with 100% confidence that we will do our part at Cambridge SRIS. I need you—our families—to reflect on the difference between being responsible for the health and safety of your family’s own small circle and now being an important link in the health and safety of all our students, teachers, staff and families. This is a weak-link sport: our community will only be as healthy and safe as our weakest link, and we are all depending on one another. For many of us this will mean upping our games as the stakes are much higher. We need to do this together, for each other. You can count on us, and I know we can count on you. It’s not about me, it’s about us.