Thank you for your support over these past weeks. With so much uncertainty during the pandemic, it was encouraging to be so well supported by our parent community. The students have quickly settled back in and it has been a pleasure to see the grounds filled with laughter and the classrooms buzzing with the sound of learning. Over these past weeks teachers have worked closely with students to consolidate remote learning and where necessary, extra support has been provided for numeracy.
Throughout the height of the pandemic, our capacity to be agile and flexible was a critical skill. As educators we reviewed and refined are programs and modes of delivery. This week we continue to capture the student learning experiences while they were working remotely. Many students identify increased levels of autonomy and personal responsibility during this time. We will continue to embed strategies that worked well for students during that time into our programs.
The true strength of the St Agnes community shone through during this term. We have rallied as a community to ensure that as our world faced unprecedented times, that as best as possible, our students were able to continue learning and maintain some normality in very trying times. I am incredibly proud of each student and member of staff for the role they played during this period.
Our Year 12 students were foremost in our minds and we endeavoured to maintain as much of their planned year as possible. Reports and student led conferences still took place and it is wonderful to see the progress of major works. We are relieved to be back face-to-face and the resilience of Year 12 has been outstanding. We offer them our full support but we must also realise that as young adults, they have an increased level of responsibility. I am confident that the forthcoming study sessions organised for them through the July holidays, which are generously supported by their teachers, will add to their confidence and courage as they approach their final term of schooling.
Year 7 2021: Places for Year 7 next year are filling fast. If you know someone who is planning on enrolling for next year and they are yet to do so, please encourage them to contact the school now.