7 Jan 2021

Message from the Principal – Students on campus from Jan 11th

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students and Staff,

As you will be aware from media coverage and the ESF communication earlier this week, EDB is permitting schools to resume face-to-face learning on a half-day basis for 1/6 of the student cohort. There can be no lunch break during the time students are in school. For their comfort and wellbeing students will be allowed to bring water and small easy-to-eat snacks only.

In line with these requirements for the week Jan 11th – Jan 15th Year 13 students will be on campus for their Mock exams. Timings will be according to their Mock Examination timetable. A small group of Year 11 students will also be on campus in the am session for Food Technology Practical Assessments. All other year levels will remain online.

For the week Jan 18th – Jan 22nd the year levels below will be on campus from 8.15 – 12.30 (Years 7-10) with period 5 being online as per our usual schedule. Year 12 students will remain on campus until 1.30 on their scheduled day onsite as per our usual schedule. Year 13 students have been reissued an updated Mock Examination timetable to reflect a slightly later start to their examinations that week.

We are currently discussing the schedule for the week Jan 25th onwards. With the cancellation of GCSE exams by the UK government we are reviewing the placement of our Year 11 Mock Examinations for these subjects. I will let you know in due course what the schedule will be like for those weeks. IGCSE exams are currently still scheduled to go ahead.

For parents who have paid their full bus fee Kong Shing will be able to provide a bus service for students coming in for 8.15 and leaving with their year level at 12.30 or 1.30 (Year 12).

As a reminder please continue to record your child’s temperature on the ESF App before they attend campus. ESF have also re-released the Travel and Health Declaration. This must be completed for all students prior to them coming on campus. I have sent a letter about this earlier today. The health and safety of your children and our staff continues to be our number one priority, so all CHP guidelines and recommendations will be carefully followed.

While the number of days on campus for students are unfortunately limited we are nonetheless delighted to be able to see all of our students over the coming weeks. As always your support is much appreciated.

Kind regards.

Carol Larkin