We have progressed well through the syllabus this year, and children are already starting to go back over what they have learned since April, revising and consolidating their knowledge, while some classes are still working through the syllabus.
We have started a Debate Team, and our students are going to state and local competitions and winning basically all of the time just because of the reasonable preparation that we help them with. In fact, it’s mostly Gaurav helping to test their thinking to develop their ideas and prepare. The sad thing is that most other teams appear at these competitions entirely unprepared, so we are actually someone disappointed that there aren’t teams giving our students more of a challenge.
Similar can be said for our Taekwondo team. Just yesterday, 31 October 2023, our team came back with several first and second place achievements in another regional competition.
On a less-positive note, this year has seen a rise in illnesses with many students, staff and family members having to take considerable time to recover. There hasn’t been anything in the media about whether this might be a strain of COVID, but the illnesses have been serious with many people being hospitalised and some even dying. We hope this situation will soon improve.