Little Sofia from Kindy made this beautiful poster for her teacher and she was so excited on our first day back to school! When I asked her to tell me about her picture she told me that she drew a smiling face because if we just keep smiling we will all be happy! Very wise words indeed! 🙂 Thank you to families who sent us lovely words of encouragement this morning : “Hi Tania and Staff, just a quick note to say it was a lovely and welcoming gesture the balloons and signs at drive through. I can’t imagine the pressure all of you have been under preparing for a very different term 2. Hopefully it will all go as smoothly as possible given the current set of very hard circumstances everyone finds themselves in”.
“Hi Tania, I just wanted to send a quick email to say what an absolutely lovely welcome for the kids this morning. I was blown away. I have just got to work and have had a massive smile on my face the whole way. I can’t even begin to imagine the pressure and stress you and your staff have been under but thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you do. You have all made mine and the kids day! Have a lovely day! 😊”
“In the rush of change last term, we have not had the opportunity to thank you all for the leadership, direction, care and compassion that is being shown during this time of significant change for our children … CoVid has definitely created a different space for us all and we thank you for the communication that has been provided all the way through. It reassures us that our child’s needs are being catered for and that the bigger picture is being addressed as best possible, with faith, kindness, consideration and love being the foundation of the school’s approach on all fronts.We can only imagine the immense amount of work that has gone into preparing everyone for today’s return, and we look forward to continuing this journey with the school’s support. Many thanks and God bless you all”.
Hello, I just wanted to send a little note to say how grateful I was and tearful when I drove through drive through this morning. I appreciate how difficult this time has been for everyone at the school. I was apprehensive about sending the children to school today, however our circumstances with work demands have made this necessary. I was just so warmed by the beautiful smiles and signs and waves by all our wonderful teachers and staff. We are so grateful to be part of a wonderful school.
We look forward to the term ahead with optimism and we very much look forward to having a phone chat on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon in these first few weeks.
Take care everyone and all the very best to one and all!
Tania Thuijs, Principal
Please find two letters below – one from the Principal and one from the Executive Director of Catholic Education.
We hope you find them both informative and useful.
This afternoon your classroom teachers have also sent home their Parent Letter and their Remote Learning Plan for this week via email so please check that you have received this also.
Thinking of you all and wishing you the very best for the term ahead.
Tania Thuijs, Principal