Schools across the nation began their first term for 2022 on 3rd January only for all levels. This was the first-time students were returning to school for face-to-face learning since the second wave of COVID-19 hit the nation. St. George's School saw 154 eager students from Year 10 and 11 return to school for on-site learning.
As part of the school's Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for students to return for on-site learning, all students had their temperatures checked before being allowed on school premises. The new normal also required the students to ensure they were double vaccinated and then, to conduct Antigen Rapid Tests (ART) upon arrival. Assigned teachers were on hand to assist students in carrying out the tests. This testing is set to be conducted every Monday morning in classes.
In like manner, all teachers and staff also underwent ART in a set room before being allowed admittance into the respective offices and staffroom. It was the second time teachers and staff conducted the tests as all were required to do so the previous week in preparation for the students' return to school grounds. Students, teachers, and staff all tested negative on Monday, 3rd January 2022 and so classes were carried out with minds at ease.
Despite the many challenges COVID-19 has brought and caused in its wake, St. George's School remains undeterred and steadily resolute in ensuring students receive the best education, whether from on-site learning or online.