Opinion: WFH From A Homeschooling Perspective

by Dawn Fung

Background : I gave ST journalist Amelia Teng my opinion of WFH and juggling homeschooling, although my WFH is mainly caregiving and community building. (See The Social Factor and Preschool Market for homeschooling parents who run businesses.) My thoughts turned into an article.

23 April 2020. 

It is week 3 of the CB. By the time the extension ends on Jun 1, we will have experienced 8 weeks of CB with more stringent measures. What is more painful to me is that we are clearly in DORSCON red, in a lockdown, but the government refuses to say it as it is. By this time, your newbie investor and ah beng already understand what is happening. I don’t know who the language policy is targeting to reduce panic. Maybe there really is a group of people who go nuts once they hear ‘DORSCON red’ and ‘lockdown’ even though it is a global (not special to one country) measure. Maybe it is to keep a cleaner media archive when we look back later on, to show we were sensible.

MOE has pushed the June holidays forwards from May 5. Schools will resume on Jun 2. In what form will school look like – whether HBL, hybrid or as normal – is unclear. There are two more weeks until HBL ceases and parents take over their children’s activities completely. This is nothing new. The holidays have always been about parents planning or signing up programmes for their children. But the CB has thrown us completely off track, even homeschooling parents.

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Thank you for a great Homeschool E-Convention 2020!

Thank you to all who attended the Homeschool E-Convention 2020. We had a meaningful time. We hope you enjoyed the Keynote, Village and High School Day. For those who could not get a ticket to three events, we hope you enjoyed the Curriculum Fair. It was our first time doing an E-Convention so we are very thankful that everyone was patient with the teams.

We would love feedback from you to improve for 2021’s Convention!

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