Our MIPS community has all been amazing to date through what is obviously unprecedented in our lifetime. The current events are changing how we live, learn and work. Each day we hear new information to which we must all respond to protect our community and save lives. The changes are not always easy and can already be causing many of us inconvenience.
We think of course of those in our community and beyond who have had their lives turned upside down. And of those who have lost their lives. This situation is extremely serious and certain elements of life are not 'business as usual'. We must all do our part.
I am seeing and hearing already people speak with a new-found appreciation of elements of their lives that must now be foregone for a period of time. People are telling me they have a renewed respect for 'the common good'. The hoarding is declining. New relationships and ways of interacting are growing everywhere.
We have all been directed to stay at home unless for essential requirements to stop the spread of the virus. Our staff have done an amazing job setting students up to be safe and learn from home. We have been directed that anyone who can work or study from home should do so. We have staff who for their health and own needs must be able to work from home and we have made those arrangements as a matter of urgency.
We will be continuing to support student learning for those who have no option but to attend school. Those students will be engaged in the same learning as those at home. Not all teachers will be at school as they engage in work-from-home arrangements to reduce their own level of risk to infection.
I thank you for your support in reducing the risks for all members to the community. The positive notes to the school staff have really helped keep our spirits up. Please keep them coming!
With appreciation for your ongoing support,