“16th July 2020”
SIFUNDZANI HIGH SCHOOL RESPONSE TO COVID-19 OUTBREAK
The Covid-19 Pandemic
Consequent to the high levels of anxiety in our community and the country as a whole, the Honourable Prime Minister Mr Mandvulo Dlamini announced that His Majesty King Mswati III had instructed for the closure of schools and all Educational institutions on the 17th March 2020. Soon after that the school learnt that Cambridge Assessment International Education was not going to cancel or reschedule assessment sessions for 2020. We then resolved to strengthen (and make full use of) our Information Technology resources and continue teaching online.
• Online lessons
On the 23rd March we started online teaching and learning, initially focusing on the Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS Level) and International General Certificate in Secondary Education (IGCSE) completing classes. Eventually, online lessons were rolled out to the rest of the school, i.e. Forms 1, 2 and 3, up to the end of the first term, on the 17th April 2020.
• Second Term
We resumed online lessons on the 11th May 2020 – which we treated at the beginning of the second term. Subsequent to the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) preparations for the re-opening of schools for form fives in the country, which included training sessions on Covid-19, our completing classes, -AS Level and IGCSE classes - resumed face-to-face lessons on the 6th July.
We are now looking forward to resuming online lessons with the rest of our classes, which have been on a short break since the 2nd July.
SAFETY IN THE SCHOOL
The school is currently adhering to the guidance of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and the Sifundzani Board, which has put in place some precautionary measures to keep our learners, staff and all involved safe and healthy, within the premises.
• Updates deemed fit for the community will continue to be communicated through our regular newsletters.