It has been an interesting few weeks and our level of agility has been tested again. I noticed when the latest lockdown was announced last Thursday, that the students’ mood was particularly low. Therefore it was with some level of joy that we returned earlier than expected. I have asked the students to consider this a new start and show that they value their education by being the best they can be while at school. Both at home and at school we have had to adjust some dates and timelines, but that is OK, and we remember that during a pandemic we do not always have full control of our calendars. As adults, we can model calm and considered responses for our children. However, it is important to recognise that these changes can have varying impacts on us all and I encourage families to reach out to the College if you or your child needs support.
Next week the Outdoor Education Ski Trip will go ahead, after at least one false start, and our Year 8 Camp will also go ahead in the following week. These are both good opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom and develop positive relationships within the school. While there are still some restrictions around interschool activities, it is also good to see the sport program resume as well as VET placements. The College’s Production has moved to the final week of term and tickets are selling fast due to the reduced capacity of the Arts Centre, so get in quick!
I have heard that masks will be with us for the remainder of the year, so it may be worth investing in more durable / reusable versions for your son or daughter to bring to school.