St. Gilgen International School Ischlerstraße 13 5340 St. Gilgen, Austria P +43 6227 202 59 F +43 6227 202 59 10 www.stgis.at | firstname.lastname@example.org
Message of Gratitude from Our Community
"In Lockdown 1 my son was next to me during homeschooling to survey his progress. This gave me the chance to follow some lessons. I have to admit that it is not just a lip service from the school that the teachers do communicate with the kids on eye level. They take all the problems serious and support the kids as much as possible. And even on the computer they spur on the kids to give their best and more. Very impressive how they kept the kids on the go and interested in the subjects."
"Despite real school is much better, homeschooling is also fun in its own way.
I enjoyed the routine with keeping up the timetable and the diversity of learning. F.e. Mr. Brown gave us challenges like building a chain reaction which kept us away from the screen and still forced our knowledge and thinking. Mrs Steenhold always prepared a starter into the lesson which was a good warm up. I especially enjoyed when Mrs. Wickham sent us into break out groups which gave us the opportunity to talk to my collegues. Also Mrs. Gingl made a huge input that homeschooling was a bit like being in school by forcing us all to put on our video screen."
"Wir möchten uns sehr herzlich für die so nette Aufnahme von Felix in Ihre Schulgemeinschaft bedanken.
Felix ist überglücklich. Die Lehrer, die Schulkollegen die Schule selbst - alles gefällt ihm außerordentlich.
Er lernt gerne und ist unglaublich motiviert.
Wahrscheinlich auch weil er den „Unterschied“ kennt.
Diese Schule ist das Beste was unserem Sohn und unserer Familie „passieren“ konnte."
"Like everyone, the students and teachers of StGIS went through some hard times this past year. However, I felt pleasantly surprised at the level of competence and initiative brought forth by the school´s staff regarding online teaching. It is therefore of great importance to me to show my appreciation and gratitude for this. It is comforting to know that my child is in good hands and on track with her studies even during times like these. Her teachers made it clear that she was not alone and able to acquire help whenever she needed it. From science experiments designed to be done at home to a well-adjusted online system of explanations and exercises for math class, she was well equipped to continue learning from her bed room."
"I would like to thank every teacher for their support and patience! Despite many new challenges of online learning, they are always positive with us and thinking how best to teach even those students who miss meetings.
What I like most is teachers still giving us full lessons. We spend a few minutes catching up with each other like normal, which helped me a lot because I felt like I was in the class. Also, they still make the lesson fun, with interactive games like Kahoot or Quizlet.
I would like to thank each teacher for everything they are doing for me and the other students. I am well aware that it is not only difficult for us students to sit and work in our rooms, but also for our teachers to stay focused and teach us well."
"As a mother, what I really appreciate is that the teaching staff always remain positive for the kids, even if they probably also have their own personal challenges or 'down' moments during this time."
The structure that they offer the children in online lessons very valuable, because it gives my son additional support these days.
The Manage Bac system is also a good feedback tool that gives me as a parent a certain overview and thus more peace. And that is also additional work that cannot be taken for granted.
In general, I am also grateful for the smooth running of the lessons and find the empathic commitment of the teaching staff really remarkable!
A big thank you to all of you!