I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a new academic year – and a special welcome to the new families who have joined Pathways. Of course, this welcome is taking a form we could not have imagined! We live in a time of volatility and uncertainty – what is referred to as the VUCA world - that has become a characteristic of the 21st century.
As we all struggle to make meaning of it, all our thoughts are centered around our children for whom outdoor activity, meeting friends and going to school have been postponed for longer than expected. For all the transformation of their lives and all the change in yours, I would like to emphasize five important areas for you to keep in mind and to project to your children.
Against this background, our teachers have been reading, planning and getting trained about the effective use of strategies for online learning and are now looking forward to welcoming students back into their classrooms. The learning programme will move slowly, focusing on the establishment of an emotionally supportive and caring learning environment.
With warm regards,
Dr. Shalini Advani