Have you ever thought who you would take with if you, should you be stranded on a deserted island? You would likely choose people with a specific skill set, that would be most advantageous to the rest of the group. Skills that would ensure not only the survival of the group, but also ensure that they all thrive.
We cannot predict how we will act in extreme and testing times, but what we can do, is choose those who we surround ourselves with.
In the past couple of weeks, I have been both proud and humbled by my Staff’s dedication to the learners and parents of Shelanti. The staff planned, prior to Shelanti closing for the holidays, for online teaching and any eventuality. They spent two additional days at school, planning, testing and retesting our platforms. They started teaching online from the 6th of April from 8:00 to 14:00.
They are doing this despite being single parents, having their own children that need to learn online, coping with their own anxieties and running a household. They have acquitted themselves admirably! In addition, they communicate with one another as a group, and make allowances for those learners who are anxious and uncertain about online learning.
To every staff member of Shelanti Private School, I am PROUD to call you my family, my people.