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 First 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. This Term we will be exploring Respect and in particular Respect for our teachers. Teachers are not just at school, but all around us if we can just stop, listen and reflect.