Dear Parents and Carers,
As the school year closes, amongst the reality of the pandemic, there remains much that we have done together to celebrate. There is no denying that everyone's lives have been significantly effected by Covid 19. Such a traumatic global phenomenon could only really polarise our experiences. We saw the best and the worst of human character. We have been inspired by those near and far who consistently rose to whatever challenges we faced.
Here at MIPS, as a community we focused and combined our efforts to continue to remain resolute in our work for our students. The partnership between home and school was never more important. But it was just so different because of remote learning. Connecting with students and families became so vital on a daily basis. Not always perfect were the efforts of adults to support students and their learning. But we all continued to explore and develop new ways of managing and coping.
Our thanks to the parents who became teachers, to the teachers who became digital and learning innovators, and to the students who became new learners in a new environment. We all look forward with hope to 2022. In this season of Advent and Christmas, we are called to look forward with hope. We are stronger for the journey we have encountered in 2021. But like pilgrims of old, many of us are exhausted and strained by the journey. I pray that our community will regain whatever was lost in 2021. In 2022 we will clearly need to focus on the ongoing support of the wellbeing of all members of our community. We will do that in partnership because that is when we achieve the most!
God bless and see you all in 2022,