The opening of schools was planned for the 11th January 2021, but was delayed until the 18th January. Unfortunately due to the steep and rapid rise in Covid cases, school opening was delayed until the 1st February. Trident Prep School reacted very quickly to this announcement on the Friday 15th January and began online learning on the 18th January. This is where we are at the time of writing this update. Please find my letter entitled “TPS We are online” to learn about all the details of our provision for the next two weeks.
Putting our disappointment to one side, his excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu, has made this announcement in order to keep us all safe, we must do our best to adhere to his advice. We need to beat this virus and the best way to do this is to stay at home, to mask up, to social distance, to regularly sanitize and wash our hands as often as possible. Our TPS pupils are resilient and our parents and teachers are diligent and committed, we can this and we can do it well! We must count our blessings and take every opportunity to practice gratitude and empathy.
We recommend that all pupils have either a tablet, a laptop or a desktop computer for their home learning. In Year 4,5 and 6 we strongly recommend that all pupils have their own laptop/desktop
All the very best for this period of online learning, please remember that the school is here to support you.
2020 Covid-19 Closure Notice
Following the advice from the Ministry of Health all schools were ordered to close on the 20th March 2020. Since then, we have been facilitating home learning through various online applications. Term 2: We are now beginning this term as an online school, whilst we hope and pray for the situation to normalize, we follow advice given by the Minister of Health Dr Chilufya.
SAFEGUARDING: We have had no uncomfortable or unfortunate incidents at TPS, this is good advice for “live” sessions and home learning photos. All pupils must be fully clothed for “live” sessions (no bathing suits please) All staff will be in dressed in smart/casual attire when online. We expect boys to be in T-shirts when photos are uploaded to portfolios or online learning is taking place. The usual manners and school etiquette should apply to all online and live sessions. Teachers must be addressed in the same way as they are in school and messages and emails must be polite and show how well-mannered our pupils usually are. Please give some thought to your child’s online safety. Screen time should be limited to learning time or monitored. Please see the download for Kiddle and use it as you see fit.