Deputy Head of School’s Comment
This week we have finally come to the end of what has been a most challenging project, to record our primary Shakespeare performances on Zoom. From what Ms Emanuel has told me, this is the first time that such a project has been undertaken. It could not have happened without the huge amount of work that the children and teachers have put in over the four months. It took a lot of perseverance and determination. Most of all it could not have happened without the support and patience of all the parents, especially with the last-minute change of arrangements with return to school dates. A huge thank you for the generosity of spirit that has made this possible.
I would like to take the opportunity to comment on the on-going resilience of our students in the current situation. There have been many disappointments as Open Day, Infants Shakespeare live performances and the year 5 and 6 visit to Canberra have all had to be cancelled. The children have met these disappointments with good grace and worked to make the best of the circumstances. I would particularly like to acknowledge our 6th class students who are having a very different final year at John Colet compared to normal. They set a wonderful example to the rest of the School of good humour, acceptance and equanimity.