We are still very mindful of the need to maintain hygiene practices in the school environment, and we continue to ensure the regular cleaning of touchpoints, bathrooms and classrooms. In addition, we continue to ensure adequate provision of soap and hand sanitisers for students. We continue to remind students to avoid close contact and ask that you also continue to talk to them about this to further ensure their safety.
This week we are beyond the half way point of Term 2. It has been a tremendous term, and it is difficult to believe that soon we will be thinking about the school holidays. Students and teachers have returned to many of the usual school routines, where we have found some comfort in familiar practices.
For teachers and students, learning from home was tricky; not only did we manage, but we continued to thrive. The greatest of challenges are the ones we face when we don’t expect them, and when we think we can’t overcome them. For our students, the young women of the 21st Century, this has been a time of the greatest of achievements. We are very proud of every Catherine McAuley student enrolled in 2020. They have remained resilient to enormous challenges and they have kept in the forefront of their thinking their focus on mercy and on their studies.
The development of resilience is an important attribute for this generation.
In the New Testament, Paul writes to Timothy, ‘For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self control.’
These are ideal words to guide us through to the end of Term 2, as we continue to re-establish our routines, relationships, and day to day practicalities.
As always, we thank you for your continued support in the education of your daughters.