Principal's Welcome - Week 3, Term 4, 2021
Dear College families,
The anticipation and excitement about students returning on Monday is very tangible. Staff are finalising their “welcome back to school” preparations, teachers are finalising their lesson planning and our uniform shop is almost at capacity, as orders are flooding in, given the unexpected growth throughout the longer-than-anticipated lockdown. It almost feels as if it is the start of a new academic year, but with Christmas just around the corner, it’s also feeling very strange. There is comfort though, in knowing we are all traversing this together.
With Kindy, Year 1 and Year 12 back on campus this week, I have delighted in visiting classrooms every day and rejoiced in the sound of children in the playground again. Parents of some of our youngest students arrived in Kiss n Go on Monday morning greeted by a beautiful WELCOME BACK sign, very kindly donated by Jessica Peirpoint and Sign Fairy Hawkesbury. Thanks Jessica! If you are yet to see photos, please visit the College’s Facebook or Instagram accounts. They are sure to brighten your day.
As you enter the final weekend before all your children are back on campus, soak up every minute with them. Keep reminding them that their teachers know them well and will be here to support them as they transition through the many (sometimes competing) emotions about returning to school.
I am praying this for our whole College community over the coming week, that you would know the peace that Jesus speaks of in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”