All Island School staff attended an informative decant meeting held yesterday evening. Gareth Stevens and Chris Binge confirmed that in early 2016 Island School will be in a position to reveal the exact location of the new two school sites in Tai Wai. Teachers offered their expert opinions regarding the best possible strategies for ensuring continuity of the school ethos, maintaining our current house system and curriculum and avoiding disruption to students.
Staff explored three areas of concern: curriculum and timetabling, logistics and transport and ethos and opportunities. Staff were split into their respective “houses” and asked to explore opportunities within the locality of Tai Wai such as the availability of larger outdoor facilities, links with local schools and having the New Territories on our doorstep! Staff were also asked to highlight their major concerns from delivery of the curriculum across the two sites to teachers’ working timetables and travelling times. Over the next few weeks we shall be analysing staff concerns in preparation for our next staff workshops followed by parent workshops later in the year.