Prolonged school closures has required KCIS to be creative in its approach to distance learning. We truly value face to face learning, and where government regulations have allowed, we continue to prioritise face to face learning.
When needed to be online, our online programme is based on international best practices and takes into consideration appropriate child screen time, realistic concentration levels for different ages and the fact that each KCIS family has very different home life situations. Students have a total of between 2 – 3 hours of real time virtual learning through Zoom each day. During this time teachers introduce and teach new concepts, check in with students regarding their welfare and also go through assignments. Students also present work they have completed from home.
We try to maintain our active learning through the Distance Learning programme, continuing to keep worksheets to a minimum and encouraging students to make videos, take photos, complete presentations, experiments and challenges that are a closer reflection of how we learn at school.
Each week we also host online whole school events. This includes our weekly school assembly, hosted by students, discussing topical issues, school values and showcasing student work as well as events such as a weekly quiz, written and hosted by students.