Story/Interview November 8, 2022
Independent learners prepare for success with King’s InterHigh
How does online learning prepare students for success? In Mrs Kanagasabai’s experience, it’s through helping her children become independent learners. She also tells us why she values opportunities to speak with other parents, and how King’s InterHigh offers a holistic approach to learning.
Mrs Kanagasabai has lived in Indonesia since 2020, after moving from Malaysia. As the Covid-19 pandemic began forcing physical schools to move online, she decided to look around for online schools to send her sons to. She was impressed with King’s InterHigh’s syllabus and history, which dates back to 2005.
Other schools seemed to be repeating the same methodology as physical schools – something she was hoping to avoid. She says this approach doesn’t motivate her children to study. But King’s InterHigh, with live online lessons, was an “eye-opener,” she tells us. As was its ability to offer the British curriculum on an international scale.
Since joining online school, Mrs Kanagasabai has noticed her two sons become independent learners. She credits King’s InterHigh for this. “They don’t depend on my help,” she says. “They can research by themselves and present what they’ve learned directly to their teachers.”
“Since joining King’s InterHigh, my children have become independent learners. They don’t depend on me for help any more. They can research by themselves and present what they’ve learned directly to their teachers.”
A Holistic Education
Mrs Kanagasabai explains her sons’ father often travels for work. This meant the only time they could review school work together, as a family, was at weekends. King’s InterHigh’s online Parent Portal means this is no longer the case. They don’t need to worry if their children are struggling with their education, as they have direct access to their progress.
She’s also impressed with the variety of subject the boys are learning. “King’s InterHigh offers a holistic education,” she says. “They learn about computer science, and how to code. They can then apply this to their STEM and arts courses.”
Another thing she likes is having the opportunity to communicate with other parents. At King’s InterHigh, socialising isn’t just for children; it’s equally as important for parents and guardians. Although they haven’t met in person yet, they’ve talked through WhatsApp groups and have plans to meet next year. “This makes a huge difference,” explains Mrs Kanagasabai. “There’s so many of us who get along, and we can keep each other updated.”
What does the future hold for the boys? For now, it’s staying with King’s InterHigh through to Sixth Form. Then there’s interest in pursuing higher education in the UK.
“Having the opportunity to communicate with other parents makes a huge difference. There’s so many of us who get along and like keeping each other updated.”
Preparing for Success
Since joining online school, if the family wishes to travel for pleasure, they can bring the boys along and they can learn from anywhere that has an internet connection. This gives Mrs Kanagasabai and her husband ample opportunity to watch her boys grow up healthily.
There’s no need to worry about the kids being left out of anything, explains Mrs Kanagasabai. If they travel, they can stay up-to-date. And the four of them have more time to spend together as a family. Since joining online school, life feels more balanced.
“All of us are preparing our children to succeed in life,” she says. “Enrolling our children with King’s InterHigh has helped with that tremendously. With the variety of resources and activities there are, it’s been the wisest decision for us.”
“All of us are preparing our children to succeed in life. Enrolling our children with King’s InterHigh has helped with that tremendously. With the variety of resources and activities there are, it’s been the wisest decision for us.”