The end of an unusual school year

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From the Principal
The end of an unusual school year

Our 17th school year is coming to an end, with lots of final work being finished off. This school year has, of course, not been like any of our previous ones, with the covid-19 pandemic turning the world upside down this spring. Even though we have been able to keep the school open, it has required a lot of flexibility from both students and staff, as we have had to make adaptations and changes quickly. It has been great to see how well students and staff have handled these changes and new challenges, and how, as a school, we have worked together to make the best of a difficult situation.

Some changes have been harder than others, and not being able to offer our graduating Year 9’s our usual graduation festivities, including a prom and a festive ceremony for family and friends, saddens us. However, we are doing our very best to create a memorable and festive ceremony for students and staff, and even if the celebration is smaller than usual, our pride in our students’ accomplishments, both academically and how they have grown and developed as individuals, is certainly not diminished! It is always so joyful and emotional to see the students we have watched learn, develop and grow, graduate and leave us, and take their next steps in life.

We wish everyone a beautiful summer, with time to spend with loved ones, to relax and recharge, while we still have to be mindful of social distancing measures and keeping healthy. Best of luck to those of you who are leaving us, and welcome back in August to the rest!