- 20 March: P&C Pizza Night - Cancelled
- 25 March: School Board Meeting 6.00pm
- 27 March: Dental screening for PP, Years 3 & 6
- 9 April: Last day of Term 1
- 29 April: Term 2 begins
Over the last two weeks, the Wellness Council and I were working to prepare a video for our Harmony Day assembly. It was a pretty special time, as we got to interview different students and teachers around the school. Harmony Day has the tagline ‘Everyone Belongs’, and so we set about asking people some big questions: where they feel like they belong, and what does belonging feel like. As you might imagine, the range of answers were unique, hilarious, beautiful and often moving. At some point it will be great to share the video with you all.
When the assembly was cancelled due to health recommendations around Coronavirus, it caused me to reflect a little on that concept of belonging and what role that might have to play in the coming months ahead. When uncertainty about the future mixes with an excess of hyper-regular updates and information, it can leave us feeling unmoored and adrift. I know I feel that some days. Thinking about the importance of belonging, it made me think about the fact that during challenging times, sometimes it’s less about belonging to a club, an organisation, a fitness group, or a suburb – that sometimes the most important thing we belong to is each other.
There is this quote that I love, and it says ‘You are designed to be a burden to me and I am designed to be a burden to you’. I love it because it acknowledges that none of us are doing this thing alone, and that maybe the only way we get through is by getting alongside.
If you’ve hung around to read this far, I appreciate it. Reach out to each other, stay close (but not too close!) and be hopeful.