Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Let’s work together to keep our children safe from the virus
New South Wales
Term 3 Covid update for NSW
12th July 2021
Dear Shichida Sydney Parents,
I hope that you are all doing well. I would like to thank you all for your kind feedback, adaptability and patience as we navigate this current situation of lockdown.
Last week I sent out an email outlining our decision to delay the start of Term 3 under restricted conditions. Due to the current situation, in the best interest of the welfare of students, parents and staff, we will not be resuming face to face classes next week but offering livestream only for the first 2 weeks of the term.
While our main goal is to minimise disruption to the children’s learning and routine; we also want to reassure you that we know that livestreaming works. Based on all the children who continued the classes through last year with the toughest of lockdowns, as well as your own feedback on the setbacks and challenges of having taken a break from Shichida, we know that providing children with a fun learning structure, at home, in their safe space with their loving parent, is the best that we can provide them with right now.
If you are new to the program or if you have not given the classes a go yet in this livestream format, we encourage you to. The teachers are well-versed in helping you navigate this new challenge.
Teachers will be reaching out to you prior to the start of classes next week with the Microsoft Teams Link to join the livestream class as well as touching base to see how they can best partner with you.
Please rest assured that we want to welcome the children back to the centre as soon as possible and hope that we can play our part in helping stop the spread so this can happen sooner rather than later!
Thank you once again for your dedication to your child’s education during this unprecedented time. Please reach out to us via phone or email with any questions you may have.
Term 3 Covid update for NSW
7th July 2021
Dear Shichida Parents,
I trust you are all having a safe holiday period at this time. It has certainly been an interesting few weeks for Sydney! Please rest assured that the health and safety of our students, parents and staff members remains our first priority.
In light of the recent Covid outbreak we have taken the decision to delay the start of Term 3 by one week. Term 3 at Shichida will now start on Monday July 19th (instead of Monday July 12th. Victorian centres will resume on July 12th).
NSW Term 3 2021 Amended Dates
Monday 19th July to Saturday 25th September 2021
We will also be providing webinar access for all Baby to Pre-Primary levels with a bonus webinar for next week to do at home!
We foresee that the COVID restrictions of social distancing may remain in place a little longer. This will limit the number of parent/guardians allowed in each classroom. This will result in reduced class sizes for some age levels temporarily. Please note that if your child’s class is affected, a member of staff will be in touch with you to make arrangements.
Please note that the wearing of masks will be a condition of entry, we ask that you be respectful of this for the health and safety of our students, guardians and teachers.
We also ask that if your child or yourself is displaying any symptoms that you stay at home and take advantage of our reschedules, live stream offering and webinars. If you come to our centres showing any symptoms, please understand that we may ask you to reschedule your class.
As you can understand, COVID-19 has changed the game and we ask that everyone is extra-cautious and diligent for the consideration of all other customers at our Shichida centres and our staff. If in doubt, please stay home!
Thank you for your dedication to your child’s education during this unprecedented time. Please reach out to us via phone or email with any questions you may have.
Shichida’s response to the lockdown extension
20th July 2021
Hi Shichida parents,
We hope that the latest lockdown has been treating you well. As you would have heard on the news, the lockdown has been extended until 11:59pm on Tuesday 27th July.
On top of our livestream class delivery, we would like to offer you 1-month free subscription to the basic package of Shichida At Home to continue learning during this lockdown. We will send you more information on how to register soon.
Thank you to all the parents and children who have been joining us via livestream over the past few days. With the extension of the lockdown, we will be continuing with our livestream delivery for the duration of the lockdown, from Wednesday 21st to Tuesday 27th July (inclusive). We will resume to on-site classes as per normal on Wednesday 28th July 2021.
For Friday – Tuesday classes; please refer to the e-mail you received on Thursday 15th July with your respective teacher’s classroom link.
For Wednesday – Thursday classes; your respective teachers/administrator will be sending you your livestream class link this afternoon.
You may access the worksheets and extra materials list in preparation for your livestream class via your membership portal. If you have not previously logged in, please look out for an e-mail subject “Complete your registration for Virtual class membership” and set your password. For your reference for the worksheets needed this and next week:
Wednesday 21st July – Saturday 24th July – WEEK 2
Monday 26th July – Tuesday 27th July – WEEK 3
We encourage you to involve your children in the preparation of the class at home to make it more engaging and to also ensure that their routine and learning are not disrupted.
Children may find it fun to complain with their parents but love impressing their teachers, and we would like to share with you some successful ideas that many parents and teachers have shared since last year:
- Involve your child in the preparation of the class at home to give them a sense of control and excitement for the class
- Schedule their Shichida class in a visual timetable for the day at home – whether on the fridge or in their room
- Ask them to be your special ‘helper’ by assisting you with the printing of the worksheets and pre-cutting of the necessary materials
- Encourage them to find the fun toys they want to use for critical thinking games, sorting or counting
- Ask them to find their favourite pencils to use in the class
- Encourage them to choose something for ‘show and tell’ after class; so they have something to look forward to showing to their classmates and teacher at the end of class
- Be patient and supportive; remember that they are still very young and may be experiencing some things for the first time
- Be present with them during the class, the Shichida program is about engaging the heart so that you can engage the mind; and that is not possible without your support
We understand that some may be hesitant about virtual learning, however we strongly encourage you to give it a go before deciding to delay till face-face classes, as consistency and routine is integral to the development and learning journey of each student.
Thank you again for your continued patience and cooperation. We are here for you, so please do not hesitate to give us a call or email if you have any further concerns or questions. The team and myself are so looking forward to seeing the children and yourselves in class from next Wednesday 28th July 2021
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