Dear students and parents,
As we move into December, many of our families will be thinking about Christmas and how it will be very different this year. The core values of hope, family, celebration and the gift of giving remain though and this is something I am sure we are all looking forward to.
Our students have been working on chef’s hats, school uniforms, Black Lives Matter, climate change, gamelan music, mexican art, sunglasses! and one of my very favourite books, ‘Small Island’. Please read the rest of the newsletter to find out more!
With two weeks to go before we break up for Christmas we are still working towards our return to campus date of the 11th January. We are still waiting to fulfill criteria 1 and 2 (the govt allowing this and manageable levels within the valley) before confirming the current return to campus phase 3 date: Monday 11th January. I am conscious that this date has many implications for families, especially with regard to travel plans, so we will be in a position to make a firm decision on this return date on Monday 14th December. As part of this decision and in line with the Nepali government’s framework for a return to campus, we need to ascertain how many families would be willing to send their children back to campus. To this end, could I therefore ask every family to complete a short questionnaire by Monday 7th December. Please also review our return to campus guidelines which will certainly help to inform your choice.
Have a lovely weekend and please stay safe.