With ongoing disruption to transport links and concerns for public safety, schools across Hong Kong were closed this past week. Our number one priority has been the safety of our students and staff. With this in mind, and considering how this disruption has affected teaching and learning, the staff team across the school implemented an online learning system.
On Monday and Tuesday of this week, Elsa students logged in to online classes through an online learning portal that allows teachers to set up online classrooms with students. Attendance levels were fantastic, and both students and teachers adapted their teaching and learning to this new online environment.
With all new initiatives, there were a few teething problems, which were speedily resolved. While it is hoped that classes can now continue in earnest on campus, we are also confident that in case of any further disruptions we will be able to ensure continued learning and the progress of our students.
"As students of the IB Program, we found this suspension to be quite stressful, especially with examinations fast approaching. Despite the presented difficulties, both the Elsa High School faculty’s devotion to teaching us and our own application of the skills taught to us through the IB Program enabled us to not only subsist, but also make the best of this difficult time. The experience has provided us with invaluable skills of adaptation and perseverance, that we will be sure to carry with us throughout the remainder of the year, as well as in our future extending beyond Elsa High School." Louis (G12) and Sarah (G11)
"Online learning was interesting. There were some technical difficulties, but when they were sorted we could ask questions as if we were in class" Andie (G6)