11 Oct GOTS coaches want to make it extra special for young ones
Six weeks. That’s all the Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) International School pre-schoolers have before their graduation to Year 1, next year.
And coach Chithra Nair hopes to make that time “special” when they begin physical lessons today.
On Sept 12, Education Minister Datuk Radzi Jidin announced that all private pre-school and kindergarten students could return to school if a state entered Phase 3 of the National Recovery Plan.
Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya were among those that entered Phase 3 on Oct 1.
GOTS International School had been preparing for the reopening by sanitising its City of Elmina East Campus and ensuring that everything would be perfect for the first day of school.
“Children, especially the early school goers, are the ones that have missed out on so many fundamental experiences in school throughout this pandemic,” said Chithra, GOTS International School’s Head of Pre-Primary.
“We have almost six weeks before the end of school, and our pre-primary children will move on to Year 1.
“My biggest wish is for them to have a memorable and wonderful time, that the Covid-19 situation remains under control, and that we continue to move towards some form of normalcy.”
She added that while she was happy to resume physical lessons, she was anxious as the children were too young to receive the Covid-19 vaccine.
All coaches in GOTS International School have been fully vaccinated.
“Without a doubt, we will adhere to all the SOPs (standard operating procedures) but what is paramount, is that our children experience bonding, friendship, and socialising (while in school),” she said.
“And I want them to get their hands dirty and plant some vegetables too! We had a nice garden before school closed. It is time to get back at it.”
Separately, Chithra said the team is preparing for a virtual graduation, but have backup plans in place.
“I will reveal the exciting plans later!”