Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Single Session School Workshop 3

A workshop on Nurturing the Child’s Mind, Body and Soul was conducted for Single session school heads by the Educational Supervision and Quality Improvement Division (ESQID), Ministry of Education. The workshop was held at Velaanaage meeting room 213 on the 26th and 27th December 2010. A total of 34 participants, including the existing single session school heads, and SMT members from the schools who will be joining the family of Single Session Schools (SSS) participated in the workshop. Among the participants all 7 Province Units’ Heads were present.
The SSS workshop aims to advocate holistic development through effective single session schooling. Sessions were predominantly knowledge and activity based with lecture discussion, presentation together with group work and sharing experiences. Sessions focused on the following objectives.
•To maximize eight hours of schooling.
•To share best practices and challenges experienced in SSS.
•To advocate friendliness among all stakeholders through CFBS indicators.
•To identify the challenges in implementing the curriculum effectively in SSS.
The workshop had enriched the participants with knowledge and skills necessary for them to implement SSS in their schools. They had taken back best practices and success stories from the existing single session schools. The workshop had clarified the concerns that the participants had regarding their schools.

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