What happens when I experience load shedding?
Even though we are sensitive to the impact that load shedding or power outages can have on connectivity and class attendance, we should at all times consider the impact of absenteeism on academic performance.
All classes, tests and exams take place online at the Impaq Online School. It is, therefore, a requirement that a backup power system should be in place. This will allow for uninterrupted academic classes and/or assessment sessions. This backup system should also include an additional stable internet connection during power outages.
As per the SACAI guidelines, load shedding will not be accepted as a valid reason for any missed assessment.
Kindly note that in the case that learners are not able to write a test or exam due to prolonged power outages (not "normal" load shedding), a declaration form with supporting documents would need to be completed and submitted to the firstname.lastname@example.org
How do classes work at the Impaq Online School?
Impaq Online School learners attend live online classes presented by qualified teachers every day - you will need a laptop or PC with a working webcam and microphone. Classes typically start at 07:30 and end roughly 14:30, with regular breaks between ...
Which subjects are not offered by the Impaq Online School?
The Impaq Online School offers all subjects for learners in Grades 4 to 9. However, for Grades 10 to 12, the following subjects are unfortunately not offered: Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Management Practices Dramatic Arts
Does the Impaq Online School have a Code of Conduct?
The Impaq Online School and its affiliates subscribe to the following core values, which are the cornerstone on which the Code of Conduct is formulated: • Integrity: be honest and have strong moral principles • Mastery: have supreme mastery in our ...
How do Impaq Online School learners complete PATs and orals?
The Impaq Online School teacher acts as the assessor for PATs and orals, and these assessments take place online. Sessions are scheduled on MS Teams as per the time arranged between the learner and the teacher.
What are the hardware and/or software requirements for the Impaq Online School?
Stable internet access on a laptop or PC (a cellphone or laptop is not recommended) with a webcam and microphone is required for the online school. Due to the increased data use for video during sessions, the performance of your network will have a ...