Congratulations and Happy Holidays
2020 was always going to be year of firsts, as our seniors graduated the International Baccalaureate Diploma for the first time and our ATAR students negotiated external exams also for the first time and then we ran into the pandemic. So in addition to those first, we have cancelled just about every event in our school calendar and toggled between face to face and learning@home for all of our students from Prep to 12. We have learned to wash our hands and social distance and many of our regular routines and practices have been changed for the foreseeable future.
From a positive perspective, we have all become very capable in a digital learning world. We have found ways of staying connected through virtual parades and zoom meetings and our students have continued to collaborate both inside our College and online. We have shared arts performances by the teachers, who could forget ‘Footloose’ and beamed our Students of the Month home through SeeSaw and Youtube.
The strong sense of care in our community has been evident as parents, teachers and students have supported each other with messages of appreciation and kindness. Our students led Kindness Week across the College and had those messages into tangible signs which was heartwarming.
My sincere thanks to our whole staff team, admin, teachers, support staff, teacher aides and cleaning staff – we could not have journeyed through this semester without our strong team. Many thanks to parents and carers as well and to our students for their resilience in difficult times. We hope that you enjoy the holidays without the burden of learning@home, I know the staff are looking forward to the two weeks.
Take care, stay safe,