What a fantastic couple of weeks we have had! We are so glad to have all of our students back now. Everyone is busily learning in their classes and demonstrating our RISE values. There have been some beautiful sunny days and I have seen classes being taken outside to enjoy this whilst they can.
Thank you to all of our parents for your continued support around our current Covid-19 restrictions. We are looking forward to the restrictions being reviewed so that we can have you back on school grounds and helping in classrooms. It has been wonderful to see how independent our younger children have become. I encourage you to continue allowing them to do so after restrictions have lifted. It is an important skillset for children to embrace, and tasks such as carrying and unpacking their own bag, and remembering to take their items inside, will set them up well for more independence in later years.
It is with sadness I pass on to our community that our School Chaplain, Mrs Suzy Anderson, has made the decision to retire from her position here. Suzy has been such an important part of our team here and we will miss her dearly.
We all wish Suzy our warmest and best wishes for the next chapter in her life. Thank you, Suzy, for everything you have done for our school community over the years.
Youthcare are now working to find our school a new Chaplain.
Last week I had the best start to my day; listening to our instrumental strings students playing a mini-concert in our courtyard in the beautiful sunshine. I could hear the hard work of IMSS teacher, Mrs Helen Grandage, and the dedicated practice of students in their performance. Well done everyone. I am looking forward to hearing you all play again!
In This Together
This week marks National Reconciliation Week. The theme this year, In This Together, motivates us all to work together across our school and country to support all students through their educational journeys. At this time in our lives, resilience, relationships and connection could not be more important.
Last week our library received a much needed face-lift with the installation of new carpet. With the furniture being moved out of the way, Mrs Pumphrey took the opportunity to revamp the floor plan. Our library is looking wonderfully inviting and vibrant!
As promised in the last edition, we have moved to electronic newsletters. We hope you enjoy the new format! Enjoy the long weekend everybody. Stay safe and well.
Ms Cathy Willis, Principal