St. Xavier’s School to start online classes
St Xavier’s Collegiate School has sent a circular to parents on Monday to place an online order for books that will be delivered to them within seven days.
The school will start the interactive online classes once the books are distributed.
“We are planning to start online classes. Online classes will not be as effective if students do not have books. We have delivered books to the teachers and the students will also get the books within seven days,” said principal Father M. Thamacin Arulappan.
Teachers across classes have been preparing study material, which is being uploaded and can be accessed by students with the help of a unique ID and password.
In a letter addressed to parents, the principal has said: “Once the textbooks are received, we will let you know about our next step of action that will facilitate the teaching-learning process for our children. In addition to the dissemination of study material we are in the process of working out a system through online that would help our children learn better during this lockdown.”
The school will adopt a multi-pronged approach for online teaching. “We plan to have groups where children can approach the teacher individually if they are not comfortable doing so in a group,” said Melvin D’Souza, senior school academic coordinator.
Alsoc (Alumnorum Societas), the St Xavier’s School Old Boys’ Association, is also helping out. “We have formed a committee that is looking at the various platforms for online classes. We will place our suggestions before the school,” said Siddhant Kaul, honorary secretary of Alsoc.