These two weeks have flown by; I am amazed at the weather here in Launceston and they say it rains in Tasmania!! Well, as I write this newsletter, I can hear it bucketing down. A big thank you to the parent group for your patience with our current restrictions regarding coming into the Boarding House at the start of Term 1.
I will let you know as soon as it lifts, as a comparison we didn’t think in Western Australia we were really hit by COVID-19 but after talking to my family back in Perth and some mates from my old school, the state is now all wearing masks, the Boarders were sent home for another week, and the teachers are wearing masks as they start the year teaching this week, so it’s in our interest to do best practice when it comes to keeping our children safe.
This year has seen a lot of staff changes and I have been really impressed with the calibre and commitment from all staff. They have been working together to ensure your child is part of a safe, happy, valued and understood environment. We are still very much in a disruptive pandemic and will need to continually monitor that space, this has meant we may still face possible travel restrictions, boarding house closures, tight leave and recreation restrictions as we navigate throughout the year. The ability to be adaptable, flexible and resilient are some of the most important 21st century skills that will help define a person’s success in the world of tomorrow and I have been very impressed with the way our students have handled it. This extends to our parents who have also had to navigate change and have done so with such good grace.
Head of Boarding