Message from the Principal
Since the beginning of the pandemic OIS has been in contact with Associação de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Particular e Cooperativo (www.aeep.pt) who have offered guidance based on their communications with the government. Our plan for continuing operation is largely based on their advice and on the experience of other international schools both here and overseas. Clearly, things will not be back to 100% normality for a long time, but with careful planning and sound advice there is no reason why our children cannot be in school. The information contained within these pages should be used as a working guide to school procedures. Be aware that if the situation changes or guidance is adapted, then we will respond accordingly. The latest information will always be posted here and via our Facebook page. We are looking forward to continuing teaching and learning and we aim to do so in the safest way possible. We know there are risks involved, but with good practice and sensible precautions we believe we can manage them. I ask parents to play their part in keeping our community safe by following the government guidance and observing the school instructions. Of course it is absolutely critical that you, your children or members of your household do not come to school if you have any symptoms and that you inform us of any covid related medical matters. Working together we can be safe and continue to learn at school.