Home-schooling during Covid-19
Taking care of your children’s education at home can be daunting. It can seem like a hard task, and it is. Don’t be too hard on yourself: if you are not a teacher, this is unknown territory for you. Prioritise the core subjects. Set up a routine for you and your children. This helps motivate the children when the loss of their school routine may have made them lose their footing. Practice grounding activities like yoga or meditation. Organise virtual playdates with your children’s friends to battle loneliness. If you are anxious about your children, you should first contact their school. For more advice on how to take care of your child’s home schooling, visit our blog on the subject.
Enjoy the replay of the Relocate Magazine webinar, during which we discussed the benefits of bilingual education and how to support your child’s education during the Covid-19 pandemic.
How to remotely secure school places and manage the admissions process
Nowadays, schools offer virtual tours and virtual open days that families can take part in if they are interested in the school. Meetings and private tours can be organised with the Head of the school or other school staff you might want to speak with. Interviews, if necessary, are also in a remote setting – Skype or Zoom interviews have become the norm. You need to think about the questions you might want to ask, as communication may be harder when it is not face to face. Make sure to ask anything that comes to mind and carefully follow the steps in order to apply to the schools of your choice. Hiring an education consultant can help reduce the amount of stress you might be under while looking to register your children to a school.
The benefit of an international education to prepare students for a globalised world
International and bilingual schools have innovative programmes that push boundaries and the pupils’ abilities. Being at the forefront of education, these schools often offer experiential learning where pupils not only benefit from more open classes, but also from outdoor activities, sports, arts and field trips. Their goal is to make of their pupils well-rounded individuals ready to face the world with an open mind. The international environment the children learn in makes for strong independent intellects, able to adapt quickly to different situations and cultures and think from different perspectives. For more information on the benefits on education in an international school, please our blog about the International Baccalaureate.
Relocating and education during Covid-19- how international schools can help
When relocating, you might need a certain type of visa for your children and your family. Some international schools can act as sponsors for the type of visa you will need. In addition, they may have partnerships with agencies in order to find your new house or apartment, even if temporary.
How to find the right property given the very real challenges of Covid-19
When looking for a house or apartment during Covid-19, you first need to check with the agency or current owners if they would be willing to let you do an in-person visit, and that it would be Covid-19 secure. Find out how they are working under the current conditions and decide if it is the way you would like to proceed. Do your research in the area of your choice through agencies, groups or word of mouth and let yourself be guided through the different steps.
Making the right school choice with the support of an education consultant
Lumos Education’s consultants have over 20 years’ experience in education. We aim to ensure that your children flourish in their new school. We listen carefully to your feedback and work hand in hand with you and your children in order to meet your needs. For more information on how an education consultant can assist you in the process of relocation or applying for schools, please visit our blog on why you should hire an education consultant.