Liam King, Principal
Welcome to Term 2, it was wonderful to see the students back during the week. They have quickly settled into the routine of their daily lessons. We are all looking forward to a great term as we continue to navigate our way through the current CMCO and look forward to restrictions being lifted once the case numbers are at a manageable level.
On Tuesday evening, the current CMCO was extended and is now in place until 28 April, which means that all the restrictions and SOP's that were in place last term are still in place until further notice. We will continue to monitor the situation as to the next phase in the recovery process but at this stage with daily case numbers remaining in the vicinity of 1500 per day, it is possible that we will be under the CMCO until after the Hari Raya Aidilfitri holiday.
Change to the School Calendar
In light of the recent extensions, the Senior Leadership Team, in consultation with parents and staff have looked at how we can maximise the time on campus for students and allow flexibility for our community who may wish to travel at the end of the academic year. We hope things will open up earlier, with the roll out of the vaccination and herd immunisation being our best hope for conditions to return to close to normal. However, regardless of this, it is likely that people wishing to travel internationally at the end of the year will still be required to do some form of quarantine in the country they are travelling to and again when they return to Malaysia. Therefore, the adjustments we have made are designed to maximise the time that those intending to travel, can spend with family and friends, when we factor in the expectation of some form of quarantine.
The adjustment we have made to our Academic Calendar for 2021 is to shorten the June/July break from three weeks to two weeks, then shuffle everything forward so that we finish the year one week earlier, so as to allow those wishing to travel some additional time to undertake the mandatory quarantine period(s) that they are likely to be required to serve. This change does not decrease the number of days students are in session, the number of school days remains the same. This change will also add an additional week of study time prior to the final exams.
The new dates are as follows:
|Original Term 3 Dates||New Term 3 Dates||Original Term 4 Dates||New Term 4 Dates|
|Commence||13 July||6 July||4 Oct||27 Sept|
|Conclude||17 Sept||10 Sept||9 Dec||1 Dec|
Taylor’s COVID Bursary
We are pleased to announce that following the success of the Taylor’s Covid Financial Aid (TCFA) programme to help parents with financial difficulties who have children in Years 11 and 12, the School is expanding this via the Taylor’s Covid Bursary (TCB), which will be administered by the TCB Committee.
TCB will apply to children in any year group whose parents are experiencing financial difficulties due to the pandemic. Such parents are predominantly those who would have already been in contact with the school regarding instalments or require help with paying fees due to their circumstances and/or have indicated that they will need to withdraw from the School. If you feel that you fit this category and would like to know more, please contact the Principal's Office - firstname.lastname@example.org for more details of TCB.
Have a great weekend!