Many aspects of a school’s operations have been altered as a result of COVID-19. At ASHK, we have toggled between e-learning and face-to-face learning over the past 12 months. With that, we have successfully learned to transition our parent/teacher conferences, assemblies, awards ceremonies, coffee mornings etc. from live sessions to virtual.
One additional aspect has been our application for IB authorization. Whereas, in a world without the need to grapple with a pandemic, schools would typically gear up for a live, multi-day visit from an IB visitation team, our consultation visit in November and our authorization visit in March will be held virtually. This changes the dynamic and requires the preparation of a series of videos and live Zoom sessions that capture every aspect of the school’s authorization process - from a tour of the school, peek into classrooms, examination of facilities and resources, study of assessment practices, etc.
Through the efforts of our leadership team, dedicated staff, enthusiastic students, and supportive parents, the consultation and authorization process has been a dynamic, positive experience and an opportunity for growth. We consider ourselves fortunate to be part of such a close and caring community who embrace the new paradigm.