It's been a long, long, long summer holiday this year but the signs are slowly emerging the children will return to their respective Government schools in two weeks' time. From the information provided yesterday and this morning, covering both the junior and secondary schools (Prathom and Mathydom respectively), it appears that class sizes will be reduced by 50% to accommodate social distancing rules. To accomplish this, students with even registration numbers will go to school on even days of the month and those with odd numbers on odd days of the month. In other words, students will do one day on and one day off according to their student number. During their off days, they are to be educated by online learning delivered over the Internet. Fortunately, both my daughters have even registration numbers. It would have been a lot of unnecessary running around had one been odd and the other even. The schools intend to open on 1st July 2020 for those students with odd registration numbers. The first day back for students with even registration numbers will be 2nd July 2020, although online lesson plans will commence on 1st July 2020. Students will be required to wear face masks at school and observe social distancing rules. Information is still a little scant and how this is all going to work and is very much 'wait and see'. From what I have observed since the beginning of this month, the online learning packages for secondary school students, delivered through Google Classroom, are very comprehensive and well presented. At the beginning of June, students were required to learn from 08.30 until 14.30 with an hour off for lunch. With effect from today, 18th June, they are now required to study until 15.30 each day. My eldest daughter is certainly kept pretty busy with assignments and homework, often until late at night. However, the online learning package for my youngest daughter (junior school) seems to be extremely light in content and she is usually finished well before 10.00 each day. My wife and I have provided additional learning packages to pad out her 'learning' day. N.B. This information is for the two schools my daughters attend in Surin: AnubarnSurin Junior School, and Sirindhorn Secondary School for Girls. What is happening elsewhere, I have no idea.