22 May 2020
Dear Parents, Guardian, and Students,
Welcome to Term 2 and distant hugs to everyone.
I have never said hugs before in any of my letter to parents but after what we all went through and still going through, I am sure the word has so much more meaning to us this time.
We made plans at the start of the year for the students then everything changed. We will continue to put things in place giving priority to the students’ musical development, progress and wellbeing.
Before the lockdown, the school implemented some hygiene practices which I am pleased to inform, everyone observed. We will continue to do the same and more. We are doing this in compliance with the government’s social distancing policy. Changes will be made as we go along, again based on the government’s scheme.
The academy requests everyone to comply with the following:
- Students need to sanitise their hands before entering the school. Even if you have just washed or taken a shower before coming to school, you are expected to strictly observe this.
- The waiting area will temporarily be used only for students waiting for their lesson time. No other member of the family is allowed inside. Rooms have now been rearranged to allow distancing between teacher and student. The less people in the area, the better.
- If your child has a slight cough or colds or is not feeling well, please do not send him/ her for music class. The teachers are told not to give lesson to any student who is unwell. Let us spare everyone concerned the embarrassment. Stay home. Makeup class will be arranged to cover up the missed lesson due to illness.
If you are preparing for exams, either ABRSM or Trinity Guildhall ( Rock and Pop), you are requested to discuss the changes communicated by the two exam organisations brought about by the current situation.
On a happy note, our student’s concert piece/s will be given this term. Although we have scheduled our concert in Term 3 but depending on the situation, we will have to be flexible. Early preparation is the key to a great performance, and we will do just that.
We are looking forward to seeing you all and let’s start making music once again.
As always, thank you for your support.