Selected to be part of a pilot programme for re-opening schools across the city, students at ACG School Jakarta will return to their classrooms on Monday 12th April, and Principal Shawn Hutchinson couldn’t be more relieved.
“We are absolutely delighted to re-open our doors and welcome our students back into the school,” says Principal Hutchinson. “While we are incredibly proud of the interactive learning platforms and virtual classroom environment our teachers have created during the Covid-19 restrictions, we are all looking forward to the animation and vibrancy our students will bring when they return to our campus.
“When we were asked to be among the first schools in Jakarta to re-open, we were thrilled to be given the opportunity to see the return of eager learners once again. We have all been waiting for this moment for a long time, and I’m certain the enthusiasm and excitement of our students when they see their friends, classmates and teachers face-to-face will be something to behold.”
In line with government mandates, ACG School Jakarta has developed a hybrid teaching model, with students of different year levels initially attending on selected days. Class sizes will be limited to 12 students, and weekly lessons will combine a traditional face-to-face classroom setting with alternate online learning days.
Principal Hutchinson is deeply appreciative of his staff’s extraordinary efforts over the past year and believes their contributions were pivotal to ensure learning continued uninterrupted at ACG School Jakarta.
“Personalised care and attention to detail have been a hallmark of our teachers’ work with students throughout virtual schooling, and our dynamic, highly interactive approach has ensured that even our youngest students were engaged and actively learning. I am confident that our students have kept pace with the curricula and will successfully transition back into classroom lessons.”
He is also quick to acknowledge the monumental effort and ongoing support and understanding that parents and caregivers have provided to allow online programmes to flourish.
“Our parents have been incredibly positive, resilient and open-minded throughout the lockdown. Although I’m sure they will be delighted to see their children return to our classrooms, they have been extremely supportive of the work we were doing within our remote learning framework.
“I’m very grateful to the entire ACG community for all of their efforts and can’t wait to celebrate our re-opening with everyone concerned. Seeing our students return to ACG School Jakarta next week is going to be a moment I’ll remember for a long time.”
The school is currently undergoing a deep clean, and strict health and safety protocols will be in place to ensure the wellbeing of staff and students alike.