Dear Students, Teachers, Parents and Well Wishers,
Let me begin by wishing you all a very prosperous, healthy and happy 2022! We started the 2nd Term of 2021/2022 academic year on the 3rd of January, 2022. We are delighted to see all our children in full attendance. It’s a joy for all of us to be physically present in school.
This year no doubt will be a very challenging year. 2022 has already started with a high number of Omicron patients both locally and internationally. As such, I would like to remind and urge everyone to take both vaccines and booster dose to ensure sustained immunity against both Omicron and other future Covid-19 variants, so that we will be able to continue to keep our schools physically opened. Else we may have no other alternative but to divert back to online education, which has its own set of challenges as you may have already encountered.
It is vital to have schools physically opened and functioning, especially for the O-level and A-level students who are sitting for their Cambridge GCE O-level, AS and A-level in May 2022. The school and parents must take all possible measures to ensure continued learning and health & safety in these times of pandemics and other challenges in the country. We also want to secure education for all the students of all age groups and start extra-curricular activities gradually. Initially, we will begin with clubs and societies, which will be conducted online and gradually, move towards having physical activities and sports, providing healthy improvements in reducing the overall number of daily Covid-19 patients.
I also request parents to help us to keep students physically and mentally fit. This is important for their immunity, motivation and as well as academic and sports performance. Give them lot of love & care and ensure that their studies are well supported by providing necessary resources on time. Further, please ensure they consume healthy foods and drinks rather than short-eats and fizzy drinks, as that can make them very lethargic. Spend quality time in the evenings with them after you return from work, so that you are emotionally connected with the child with a better & clearer communication.
Thank you to every one of you for your continued support! Stay safe and hopeful as always! We can make 2022 better together!
Mr. Malith Kumarasinghe (MBA[UK], BA (Hons [UK])
Wycherley International School, Gampaha