|Reconciliation Week||Monday 30 May - Friday 3 June|
|Queen's Birthday Public Holiday||Monday 13 June|
|Pupil Free Day||Tuesday 14 June|
|Governing Council Meeting||Tuesday 21 June|
|WIne Orders Due||Friday 24 June|
|Last Day of Term Early Dismissal at 2:10pm||Friday 8 July|
While we have experienced inconveniences due to COVID restrictions over the past two years, the impact on student learning must surely be felt most significantly this year. The restrictions within SA and within schools have kept the virus at bay until now. We are fortunate to have been kept safe while scientists have worked on means of keeping us safe; all this while other parts of the world have suffered illness and loss.
This year, most students had a delayed start to the year, some students have had to isolate while family members were unwell and many students have now needed time off school during their own periods of illness. Throughout this, the students have shown remarkable resilience and positivity. Much of this has come about through the teamwork and partnership between staff and families. Keeping open lines of communication and supporting one another is benefitting our students, their learning and their wellbeing.
Our staff have also been impacted by COVID. Teachers have been unwell themselves and we have had to rely on relief teachers to be with classes. This week has been trickier than most: both Ms Moffett and myself have been away with COVID and relief teachers have not been available every day. The teachers and SSOs at school have demonstrated both resilience and teamwork in absolute abundance this week. The school has been kept running, lessons have been taught, children have been supported and (I believe) people are still smiling.
I could not be more proud of our staff, nor more thankful for their dedication and hard work. I am more appreciative than ever for our school and community, and I cannot wait to be back next week.