It has been wonderful welcoming our students to school this week and catching up with them about their many adventures in the holidays. Our new students, including those in Lower 1st have settled in so quickly that it seems we have been together for a great deal longer. That being said we do spend time in these first few weeks going over routines, expectations and explanations of some of our unique features, such as our practice of pausing during the day. New parents joining our school may also have questions at the start of the year and I encourage you to let your child’s class teacher know or pop by the office. We are here to help.
The Core Values of our school are Stillness, Truthfulness, Courage, Service and Respect. With our students and staff, we work through these values in all that we do throughout the year. However, we do select a Value to concentrate on each Term, along with an aspect of that Value each week. This Term we will be exploring Respect. Currently we are addressing respect in terms of our approach and reaction to the recent flu strain that has emerged. As a staff and as a School we are ensuring that our actions are based on the established facts at hand and that we are considerate of the happiness and comfort of our entire community. If you do have any questions or concerns during this time, please do contact the School Reception.