Date: Thursday 3 September 2020
Location: Zoom Link
Welcome to the 2020/21 school year! PSO Cobham organises a number of parent and student events from Welcome Back evening near the start of the school year to our annual Party for the Planet in late May. We also work to provide a link of communication between parents and the school from the divisional and departmental level to the top level of leadership.
The 2019/20 school year was a very stressful one for students, parents, staff and the school’s leadership with the sudden closing of the school in mid-March and rapid move to online distance learning. This unfortunately interrupted PSO Cobham’s series of family events and we are unsure how many of these in person events will be able to go ahead in the 2020/21 school year. Our goal is to be flexible and quick – if we can hold even a slimmed down event we will do our best but first we need to ensure the safety of the school community and follow government guidelines.
From a communication point of view, the lockdown provided PSO Cobham with a sudden introduction to video conferencing – it was everything we thought it wasn’t – cheap and easy! And one of the greatest things was it really allowed more of our parent community to join in our meetings – we are an international school and even in regular times have parents who live all over the world. While we hope to host some in person PSO meetings during the school year, I also anticipate hosting a few of our general meetings online to capture a wider audience.
I encourage all parents to do 2 things at the start of school:
I look forward to meeting many of you this year – whether in person or via Zoom!
Tracey Good, PSO President
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Want to receive emails from the PSO? You must approve this when you register your students in Forms Online…..if you said no you can always change this! Our Grade Liaisons like to keep in touch with the families in their grade and our CRG Liaisons like to keep in touch with Country families.