TSI Safety is the top priority in Touchstone International Institute. When the Government announced that private educational institutions can apply to the Committee for Private Education to re-open from 2 June 2020, we sprang into action to ensure that all safety management measures are in place to safeguard the well-being and safety of staff and students. Our staff came back on 2 June 2020 to clean up all the classrooms before we allow our students to report back to school on 3 June 2020. We implemented staggered lesson timing and minimize student inter-mingling. All staff and students were also issued with face masks and face shields. We also arranged for catered lunch. I personally took on the role of Safe Management Officer and walked around the school campus every day to inspect and ensure that all safety measures are strictly complied with. A survey on the effectiveness of the Home-Based Learning which took place during the Circuit Breaker months of April and May 2020 was also conducted. Though we received very positive feedback on our online teaching and learning, we believe that nothing can totally replace the attention students received from face-to-face lessons. We wanted to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is not compromised, and our students received full guidance and support from their teachers. As we enter into Phase 2 of the Post-Circuit Breaker period, we will continue to uphold the high quality of our teaching and learning processes and remind all our staff and students to exercise social responsibility and stay safe.
Prior to reopening of school on 3rd of June 2020 for our students, our staff came a day earlier to put in place safe management measures before resuming work. Tape markings on floor were done to demarcate social distancing queues and SafeEntry posters were displayed at the Entrance to record the entry of all personnel. Students’ tables and chairs were arranged with sufficient space apart, so that they will not sit closely together.
When our students returned to school, they were generally reminded to play their part by being socially responsible, practicing good personal hygiene and complying with safe distancing measures. Students and teachers were issued with Face shield and masks as part of back to school safe distancing measures, which are donned during learning. Students are reminded that Masks must be worn throughout the day.
As part of the New Normal, all of us are growing accustomed to the new changes.
June Quarterly Exams 2020 , were held from 22nd to 26th June 2020 for all levels ranging from Primary to Secondary. Students were tested on what they have learnt with regards to relevant subjects. In this way students’ strength and weakness were assessed, hence allowing teachers to plan where more attention should be given, in time for the preparation of AEIS and GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations in the upcoming months.
TSI has embarked on an After-School Revision Programme from 14th June 2020, providing additional support to students who are preparing for the upcoming AEIS and GCE ‘O’ Level exams. Students make use of this opportunity to recap their daily lessons and seek assistance from teachers to clarify their doubts.