Welcoming Students Back to School

Online Panel Discussion – Recorded June 1st, 2020

The past two months have certainly been challenging. As the year starts to come to an end, schools are creating multiple plans for welcoming students back to school at some point, hopefully right from the start of the school year.

The video below is of an online panel discussion with international school principals recorded June 1st, 2020. They share their experiences, challenges, tips, and lessons learned from having students back in their schools.

The panel consisted of:

  • Shaz Bailey – Assistant Principal/PYP Coordinator, Auburn South Primary, Melbourne Australia
  • George Dolesch – Principal, International School Basel, Switzerland
  • Beth Dressler – Primary Principal and Deputy Director, Dresden International School, Germany
  • Erin Threlfall – Assistant Principal PYP Coordinator, International School of Lausanne, Switzerland

The discussion was moderated by Matt Glover, Educational Consultant and hosted by Hamilton County ESC.


Transitioning Back to School Padlet

Videos referenced

Arriving at School

Guess Who?

Welcome Inside

First Day Back

Additional resources

ISL Weekly Reading Journal

International School Basel – Switzerland
George Dolesch, Junior School Principal