The theme of this morning’s weekly staff prayer was based on how in the last six months the C OVID-19 pandemic has impacted upon us as individuals, our families and our school community. I would like to share with you the teachers reflections and responses to the following statement: If this time has taught me anything……
- it is that any situation can still have a positive outcome depending on how you treat it
- it is to enjoy the simple and small things in life
- it has highlighted that we learn, we unlearn and we relearn
- it is that we must be patient and understand that there is a reason for everything
- it has reinforced the need to trust in others and respond to achieve what may seem to be impossible
- it is important to look beyond the present and respond to achieve what may seem to be impossible
- it is that hope is a course of action
- it is that every challenge has a course of action and a solution
- it is that life is a fragile gift that needs to be treasured and nurtured
- it is that family is everything
- it has made me realise that we should take nothing for granted
- it is the importance of a community and the support we experience from being a part of it
As the term draws to a close, I would like to thank you all for your support of the school community, our staff and the education of our students over the last ten weeks. It has been a busy and productive term with many highlights and achievements recorded over the last three months irrespective of the COVID-19 pandemic. During these trying months of self-isolation, online learning and restrictions, our community has shown great resilience and co-operation in working together in partnership to insure the children’s learning has continued even though it has been through a variety of different platforms. My thanks and appreciation to the staff for their professionalism and dedication to their teaching roles throughout the term. May the holidays be a relaxing period for all members of our community and a time to renew one’s energy as we embark on the second semester later this month.
Over the last fortnight I have been in consultation with Parramatta Council’s Traffic Engineering Department in regards to finding a sustainable solution to the traffic congestion on Statham Ave both during the drop off and pick up each day. Apart from looking at further signage on Statham Ave, discussions have been held about a feasibility study being conducted in the coming weeks to determine the viability of establishing an additional drop off and pick up system in Burradoo Close for families that live north of the school. If approved this additional zone would reduce the congestion on Statham Ave and the already established pick up and drop off zone would be designated for families to utilise that live south of the school in the Oatlands / Kingsdene areas. I will keep you informed over the coming weeks of how the discussions are progressing.
Have a great holiday and enjoy the time with your families