From the Principal (Issue 15)
Dear Parents and Caregivers
As always, there is much to celebrate at the end of the year; however, this year it is with sadness that we approach our end-of-year events knowing that there will be very limited numbers of our parents and other members of the school community present. As we remain in Phase 4 of the Western Australian Roadmap to Recovery, the School has been careful to follow the guidelines for schools sent to us by AISWA and the Department of Education. We believe that this is important to ensure the safety of our community. We are very hopeful that next year we will be able to welcome more members of the school community on to the campuses at any one time. This will be particularly significant as we are celebrating our 30th Anniversary and would love to hold some major events. However, for now, we are content to ‘watch this space’.
Thank you to those who have completed or will be completing parent surveys at the end of each of our exit years – Year 2 (end of Early Learning), Year 6 (end of Primary schooling), Year 7 (end of Transition) and Year 12 (end of Secondary schooling). We learn a great deal from these surveys and take the feedback seriously.
2020 Prefects and Peer Support Leaders
Our Prefects Elect for 2021 completed their Leadership Training on Monday. They are a fine group of young people and I am looking forward to working with them next year.
Similarly, there will be training for our 2021 Year 11 Peer Support Leaders today (Friday). The work they do with the Year 7 students at the start of the year is invaluable.
I am very conscious of the fact that our staff and students are all more tired than usual at the end of the year. I commend them for the fine job they have done both teaching and learning through the difficult circumstances they have encountered through 2020. I continue to hold before them an A.A. Milne quote spoken through the character Eeyore (I have written it in the front of my diary.): It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine!