In the issue of the FOBISIAN (opposite), a Principal from Hong Kong states “School improvement is not a priority this year – people are”. This is a timely reminder of the core business of schools. We continue to focus on both and are keen to make progress with our school development plan, although we have tempered a few areas. Our priority is to keep students engaged, to ensure their learning journey continues and to provide continued support for their wellbeing. As you are all aware, the cases of COVID-19 continue to rise and many of our lives are touched directly and indirectly. If your children are anxious about a close friend or member of the family, please do let us know so that we can help you in supporting your children. We also have a fabulous school counselor, Ms. Groom, who is more than happy to help, so please do reach out to us.
We are aiming to open up the campus in the middle of next week for parents and children to return and collect resources. We will send out a separate communication with the details and protocols we all must follow, whilst on campus, to keep us safe.
There will be parent/teacher meetings in primary school next week (via zoom), so please sign up if you haven’t already done so. There will also be parent/teacher meetings for Year 11 and Year 13 on the 8th October. It is really important that these conversations are centred around the academic progress of your children and the next steps within a culture of care and support.
Our new school website will be going live this Saturday, so please do have a browse and provide us with feedback. It isn’t completely finished yet, as we are still awaiting some video and photographic work to be completed, but we are very happy with it so far.
Please join us next Thursday for our second Parents Information Session where we will be focusing on online safety and conduct with feedback also provided from the recent parent, staff and student surveys. We will start at 8:30 am and the link is here.
Have a lovely weekend and stay safe.