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Social Distancing Tips & Updates

Dear Parents,

The Parents’ Association is here to help parents and support the school in any way that we can during this difficult time. We felt it would be helpful to establish this post with links to verified resources regarding COVID-19 and with tips for coping during the school closure. We plan to continue to update this post with more information we feel would be useful as we work through this time together.

We understand that some of you are keen to find out if the school’s current closure will result in a partial refund of the additional services to which you subscribed, such as minibus transfers to school, the canteen and child care.

We are happy to do what we can to help when parents have questions or concerns about service providers, but for subscription and contract-related queries please make direct contact with the service provider first, and please be as patient and as understanding as you can while providers assess their situations.

In the meantime, we are all trying to adjust to distance learning. Please let us know if you are experiencing more than minor issues with the school assignments. The feedback we have so far is that the teachers are doing well in keeping the children busy with relevant school work.

We are in contact with the other European Schools via Interparents, and they have shared some tips with us. They recommend establishing a daily routine with children, and to get the day started in the morning. They remind us to be sure have breaks and have fun together! Perhaps playing board games or activities together. They also recommend a bit of exercise and fresh air daily. We will post more tips in the coming days for how to keep the balance and stay engaged. If you have good tips to give to other parents, please send them to: esbpapresident@gmail.com.

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Tips for Families Educating Young Students at Home 

With our school’s recent closure many parents are looking for additional ways to keep their children engaged. Of course there are many, many apps and online resources available to you. Many are even free right now due to global school closures.  But we all know that hands-on learning is key. So how do you keep the boredom away and the mind and body unplugged? We have some great ideas using mostly what you have at home and at your fingertips.

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ESB Students Invited to Join Fitness Challenges

Our ESB PE teachers Leah Schoffelmeer and David Hay have invited students to join in for several fun challenges to keep them moving and healthy while they #stayhome. Subscribe to their YouTube channel to learn more.

How to Cope with the Stress, Fear and Anxiety of COVID-19

The European Commission has published this poster with advice for us all on how to cope with fear and anxiety facing COVID-19.

The Network Healthcare for Internationals has also published some advice and resources expats can leverage in a recent post. 

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