Jubilee Catholic Secondary School in the Nation’s Capital is utilizing WhatsApp to keep students up to date with lessons which would otherwise be missed out on in light of the current nationwide isolation.
School Principal Mrs Barbara Miles says as a lockdown of some sort was inevitable with the rising trend of COVID-19 infection in Port Moresby, she had instructed her teaching staff to have lessons planned out ahead of the isolation notice being issued.
“The approach we’ve taken is that we’ve actually given work for the duration for the period of the national isolation.”
“I prepared my teachers well in advance and so when the announcement came for the suspension of classes for 3 weeks plus the holiday week.”
“My teachers had already set work and they were ready to give them out on Friday when we closed up school.”
“When I made them aware of preparing work, I also instructed teachers to collect contact details form students so that dissemination would be through WhatsApp groups created by the pastoral teachers.”
Mrs Miles further added that this has been the approach taken also as a means of cutting down on photocopying costs.
Mrs Miles encouraged her students to attend to their lessons to ensure a smooth transition when classes resume for term 2.