Dear Boarding families
The long weekend has been and gone and I hope it lived up to everyone’s expectations! The chance to get home and connect can never be underestimated from the lens of our boarders. I am always delighted to see how quick most reset back into their environment once they return having had the chance to connect with friends from the house again.
I had a couple of mates from Perth drop in to visit and I am feeling like I need a long weekend again as mine was filled up with mates I hadn’t seen for 20 years trying to cram it all in over four days. I was able to show them some spectacular scenes around Launceston with Cataract Gorge demonstrating the recent rains as well as the dam in all its magnitude and glory.
This week sees our senior Grade 11and 12’s into their study routines during the day as we keep the boarding house open for them to be able to stay on campus and have a study plan. I have provided them with a weekly routine so they stay on task for when exams hit. We also have our Grade 7’s back from a wet week at Maria Island.
Thank you to all the parents who are providing feedback on how we are operating and in particular how this newsletter is being received. I like it when I am having a conversation with you and the reference to the newsletter is made, it tells me that you are reading it and using some of the points mentioned.
Communication is something I acknowledge to be the success of a great boarding house and I am mindful to ensure you are across what we see as important issues with your child. Great parenting stems from both spouses working in partnership to support each other when making decisions regarding their child, so I would like to continue to close this gap moving forward between both the parents and staff caring for your child in our boarding space.
Head of Boarding