June 2020, Saintjohners are ready to face the new normal. Students are still having their online test as their final test before the end of the Academic Year 2019 – 2020. Yet, teachers and staff are taking their shift as a trial for the new normal. As the government extended the period of the large scale social restrictions (LSSR also known as PSBB in Bahasa Indonesia), some staff are still working from home.
Meanwhile some new Junior High School students for the Academic Year 2020 – 2021 had started their bridging classes to enhance their ability in English and Mathematics. The online bridging class was started nicely. Teachers said that most of the students are responsive and interactive. Yet, as they are all new students, teachers need more time to really know them. Conventional classes are actually better to learn the students’ characters and abilities. Hopefully these one week classes could be useful for the new students to prepare themselves to be ready for the new academic year.
Health and safety procedures are being prepared. Soon after the end of the Academic Year 2019 – 2020, there will be the preparation for the new Academic Year 2020 – 2021. All the possibilities and programs whether the school will start continuing the Home Learning Program, or it will be using mixed style to respond the new normal approach are being planned carefully. One thing for sure, the safety for all Saintjohners, especially our students, will be put as the first priority.