Dear students and parents,
Thank you for your continued support as we continue to return to campus in a phased manner. This week, as you will know, we had a confirmed case of COVID and due to the diligence of the family concerned and our school protocol, we were able to ensure everybody was safe and minimise the amount of disruption. Car parking is working extremely well in the mornings so thank you again for your cooperation in this matter. Afternoon pick ups could still be better if more parents could not park in Car Park B and were able to pick up their children from Car Park A at the appropriate staggered times. Fridays are most problematic and will get worse when Primary returns full time, in Phase 2, the week beginning March 22nd. If we can get into good habits before the 22nd, this would be much appreciated!
We continue to look to support families with temporary bursaries for those in financial need and these applications are due for Term 4 fees by the 26th March (applications made after this time will not be considered). Please contact the Finance Department for further details. This week, Ms. Gradden and I have had the privilege of speaking with prospective 6th Form scholars; we were so impressed by the quality of the applications and the exceptional characters of the young people we spoke with. The same can, of course, be said of our present students, who continue to be exemplary in their attitude and behaviour as we experience a different type of schooling on campus.
I have a meeting today with all FOBISIA school Principals today where we will be discussing how different schools have responded to the COVID pandemic with a focus on the impact to our students’ education and wellbeing and how we are addressing these primary concerns. This network is invaluable to us as a school as we continue to share and learn with these schools so that we can provide the very best and safest experience for your children.
Finally, congratulations and welcome to Jennifer Spencer and Urike Gemmer who will be joining the Board of Governors. Our Board does so much to support and guide the school and I know Jennifer and Urike will add much value as we move forward.
Have a lovely weekend.