COVID 19 has changed the way we look at education, forcing a move toward more online and flexible learning and making schools adapt rapidly to meet the changing needs of teachers and children who haven’t known from one week to the next whether they will meet in a classroom with their friends or through a screen at home.
Green Shoots is prepared for further disruption, if it comes, and has used the lessons learned from the pandemic to increase older students access to online learning so that they are well prepared for the changing world of higher education when they leave our school.
Green Shoots’ first online learning programme launched when the school received two days’ notice to move online in early 2020. Taking advantage of government permission to continue operating a bus service, it developed a system combining online teaching with physical resource packs for students.
The system grew organically during the three-month lockdown and, once on-campus learning resumed, was developed further to ensure that Green Shoots is now fully prepared for more online learning if needed.
The school does not offer a hybrid online/on-campus option for students wishing to learn from home. Please contact us if you would like to know more about Green Shoots’ preparation for further COVID closures.
Being separated from friends and adjusting to new routines at home can be stressful for children and hard work for their parents. The early experiences of COVID closures made us all understand this.
Green Shoots was proactive in providing emotional and pastoral support to students when our campus was closed for three months in 2020, and the lessons we learned during that time prepared us for future closures. If we have to close our doors again, we will:
While the spread of COVID 19 remains a concern within Vietnam, Green Shoots will retain a series of hygiene and safety measures that it first put in place in response to government requirements for schools. These include:
Green Shoots International School Campus
414/7 Cua Dai, Cam Chau District
Hoi An, Quang Nam Province