I have been continually impressed by many of our secondary children’s approach to our current e-learning provision and this week has been no exception. I have lost count of the number of staff who have spoken with me, commenting on how well many of our students have engaged and contributed to their online lessons, how focused and enthusiastic they are about their learning and what terrific ambassadors they have been during the schools delivery of remote learning.

I would like to encourage the parents of any student who is yet to engage to do so as soon as possible. If you require additional support in accessing the material or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact:

Paul.Farrell@britannicashanghai.com – VP and Head of Secondary

Laurence.Bell@britannicashanghai.com – Director of Educational Technology

The number of lessons which are being delivered by online conferences and pre-recorded screencasts has increased this week and many students have commented on their appreciation of this method of delivery. We will continue to further develop this area of e-learning next week.

In Science students have been learning using screencasts and live annotated power points. The work which has been submitted has been marked and returned to students for further steps. I would like to commend the students who have submitted work in this area; I was particularly impressed with the quality of scientific diagrams submitted during the study of magnetic fields.

Our Mandarin department continue to deliver their lessons via screencast and there have been some excellent examples of student and teacher collaboration in this area.

It has also been pleasing to see our Physical Education department creating and uploading videos to keep our children active at home. I have personally tried to follow one of Mr Nicholas’ workouts at home and they are not easy! Well done to those students who have been participating and submitting their physical activity logs.

Paul Farrell
Head of Secondary and Vice Principal