As we approach the end of another school year, I think it is important to remember that although it was probably one of the toughest that we have experienced as a school community, there were some great things about it too.
My favourite days were the two days where the students returned to site after remote learning. It was so wonderful to see everyone again and once again hear the children’s voices from my Office at recess and lunch. I really enjoyed seeing friends greet each other again and talk about what they had been doing while at home.
The resilience that so many of our students showed was amazing. They kept up with their schoolwork, even though it might have been easier to stay in their pyjamas and not log on. Our students kept turning in high quality work and chatting with their teachers over Zoom, keeping up the social interactions with their friends during reading groups or group activities.
Once again, some of us may be separated from family or friends for Christmas, but I hope that you are able to spend some quality time with family, friends and those people who are important to you. May the joy of Christ be present in all your gatherings and celebrations.