20 June, 2020
REOPENING DAY IN THE SAVIO KINDERGARTEN
“Where there is a will there is a way” is a phrase often heard. Kudos to our school that made this a reality amidst the disastrous pandemic situation!
The staff of Savio Kindergarten under the guidance of the Managament, plucked up all the courage and gathered much wisdom and resources to begin this new teaching learning interaction with our children in the presence of their parents.
It can be truly said that the teacher’s unconditional love for a child makes all things possible. Overcoming their fears and plunging right into this unique challenge of E-learning, it took the teachers endless days of practice following many webinars to get equipped for this herculean task.
Following the staggered reopening schedule in our school, the Sr.Kg reopened on the 17th of June 2020 while the Jr. KG did so on the 19th of June 2020 in a rather unusual way -through an online platform with the parents by the side of their children. Our teachers welcomed their students and the parents on a Google meet. The meeting began with a short prayer thanking God for keeping us and our family safe amidst this pandemic and seeking God’s guiding light on this onward journey following this new platform of education.
Our Kg Supervisor Ms Shoba D’Souza welcomed the parents through a short video and reassured them that their children would be guided through a specially designed educational plan. She encouraged the parents to make their children independent and follow the instructions of the teachers which would help them in this learning process.
The teachers then explained to the parents the apps which would be used and the tools such as a Google classroom and a Google interactive meeting. Certain important instructions like attendance, study habits netiquette was communicated to the parents.
The students were all excited and awaited eagerly their turn to interact with their teacher. They had a novel experience of introducing themselves on the Google meet as they did so, they put a smile on everyone present.
The parents were very much a part of this process and were attentive to every detail on the screen to support in the best possible way our efforts to educate the child till the situation normalizes in the state and our city of Mumbai.