22 Mar June move to GOTS International School’s future campus has parents abuzz
June move to GOTS International School’s future campus has parents abuzz
Global Oak Tree Scholars (GOTS) International School’s City of Elmina Campus will relocate in June.
It was a sudden decision that caught many parents by surprise.
But having been given a tour of the new facilities recently, those present saw the potential of the new location.
“In the beginning, we were sceptical about moving from Elmina as we love the campus.
“But now that we have seen the inside of the new building, it has helped put our minds at ease,” said Aaron Aloysius and Maria Monica.
“We are happy GOTS International School organised this tour.”
“Our son, Jonah, is in pre-primary. We have two more children whom we will eventually enrol in the school.”
The couple said they are looking forward to seeing the new school after it undergoes upgrades in June.
Another happy parent, Mark T. Mathan – whose daughter Darsnika is in Year 4 – said he was initially worried about the new venue.
“We shifted to a new house in January as we wanted to be closer to school. Now, the move is about to happen. Luckily, we are 10-15 minutes away,” said Mathan.
“After listening to the co-founder (Dr Veronica Shepherdson), I believe the new venue is a long-term solution as the school grows,” he said.
“Elmina is a great place, but it is too small. At least here, we have many more facilities, including an indoor sports arena.
“Dr Shepherdson also revealed plans to build a swimming pool. That is wonderful news as I have been thinking of sending my daughter for swimming lessons.
He said he was looking forward to more conversations between the school and parents, to keep them abreast of the latest developments.
“Previously, there was something called Coffee at GOTS, where parents got to sit down and have a conversation with Dr Shepherdson and the coaches,” he said.
“But that is on hold due to Covid-19. Perhaps, having an online session with parents every few months would help us to get to know each other better,” he said.
Meanwhile, Syahrul Hizan Hijas, who has two daughters in school – Ana Safeeya (Year 3), and pre-schooler Ara Saleeha – said parents have to adapt to the new school.
“It will not be a problem for the children. They are quite adaptable to any situation. For parents living in Elmina, it just means that we need to get them ready a little earlier, and drive a bit further. But, it is all good,” he said.
“Overall, having seen the new venue, I am confident the girls will continue getting the best education possible.”