Online learning saves lives, says Insight Learning Centre & College

Insight Learning Centre & College has expanded its services from a full-time school to now offering online teaching

Insight Learning Centre & College is an online private school.
Insight Learning Centre & College is an online private school.
Image: Supplied/Insight Learning Centre & College

“During these uncertain times it has become necessary to offer online teaching to keep learners and staff safe. Many parents are afraid to expose their children to Covid-19. Though we respect the decisions of the department of education, we also understand the fear of parents,” says Debbie Kellerman, principal of Insight Learning Centre & College in Port Elizabeth.

With increasing Covid-19 cases in SA, parents and educators have been battling to make the best of a very uncomfortable situation.

It’s not easy to teach in an environment where you have to be concerned about the lives of teachers, learners, and their families, and keep them safe from infection. Educators have had to teach learners to sanitise, keep masks on, and sanitise again. But unfortunately, no principal can guarantee the safety of learners and teachers, even if all safety protocols are followed.

Too much time has been wasted trying to get learners back to school. Catching up on school work is challenging for those who are still working from home. While the department of education and the unions are trying to find solutions, valuable time is passing.

Equilibrium can be reached between the demands of education and keeping learners and families safe at home by enrolling them into online learning. The cost savings on transport should help parents afford data for online learning.

Parents are invited to enrol their children at Insight Learning Centre & College. It accommodates learners from grade R to 12 and offers classes to primary and high school learners with special education needs (LSEN).

Insight Learning Centre & College has offered online classes since lockdown and learners are progressing well with the new norm. The school follows the education department’s CAPS curriculum.

Parents who are concerned about the safety of their children and the loss in school work can contact the school to enrol. The school prides itself on its excellent staff and going the extra mile to help learners.

Though the academic year will be extended, time is still of the essence, as the pandemic might last much longer than expected. 

Online teaching is the solution during the pandemic and for the future. Teachers and parents have to adapt to keep up with the times to guarantee success to learners.

If parents are interested in enrolling their children, please e-mail the school on secretary@insightlearningcentre.co.za or principal@insightlearningcentre.co.za or call 041-364-2319/083-304-6800/065-113-2233.

This article was paid for by Insight Learning Centre & College.

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