Scholars International Academy

SIA Newsletter 15 – Primary

Dear SIA Community,

I hope this letter finds you well amidst the recent challenges we’ve faced due to the unpredictable weather. It was such a pleasure to welcome our learners on the front gate this morning as I think we were all pleased to be back in school and ready to learn and enjoy our day. It’s been a trying time for all of us, but amidst the chaos, I find it essential to extend my heartfelt gratitude to everyone in our community for supporting each other and remaining positive. I would also like to thank you for the positive feedback we have received both in person and through email – it means a lot! Your resilience (An HPL attribute) and unity are what keep our community, our family, strong.

I want to take a moment to give a massive shout out to a group of individuals who have truly gone above and beyond: our facilities team, especially our cleaners. Despite the hurdles posed by the weather, they have worked tirelessly to ensure that SIA recovered quickly and we could get our learners back into school which was especially important with our IGCSE and A Level exams last week. Their dedication and commitment have been nothing short of inspiring.

We are thrilled to share with you achievements of our youngest learners here at SIA during this period of distance learning. Despite the challenges presented by remote education, our EYFS students have demonstrated exceptional adaptability and enthusiasm for learning. From participating in Dough Disco to embarking on number hunts around their homes, our little ones have engaged wholeheartedly with a diverse range of activities. Live lessons covering story time, phonics, and mathematics have further enriched their learning experiences, providing opportunities for interactive engagement and skill development.

When I asked the Primary team about the online learning experience this is what they had to say ‘The online learning has truly come into its own, providing our learners with an exciting and dynamic platform for learning’ Wow! I was really pleased with the exceptional attendance to lessons which reflects the enthusiasm and commitment of our learners, who have eagerly participated in discussions, collaborated on projects, and explored new concepts with zest.

Our secondary learners have demonstrated remarkable resilience and adaptability which has been amazing. From Years 11-13 engaging in focused revision sessions for their final exams to Years 7-10 maintaining their regular timetables with an emphasis on leadership and nutrition in PE lessons, our learners have embraced the virtual learning environment with maturity and determination. Despite the challenges, their enthusiasm for returning to school and reuniting with their peers was so lovely to see, especially during the secondary assembly. I said to Mr Danny that the strong sense of community really does define who we are at SIA.

#BeTheBestYouCanBe #SIACommunity #HPL #Resilience

Take care,

Mr James | SIA Principal