As always at this time of the year, there are a lot of things happening. Our HSC students have almost finished their exams, our Class 6 students are about to begin the transition process as they complete their final weeks in the primary school and look towards the future and the High School and our Kindergarten families have now been introduced to their Class Teacher, Naina Richardson. On top of this there are numerous class plays, excursions, camps and visitors coming to the school. In all this busyness, I think it is important to pause for a moment and remember the place of calm in our lives. I find it is really helpful every now and again during the day to stop, take a few deep breaths and just come back to the present moment. Things always seem clearer, easier and more manageable when the starting point is simply being present. This isn’t just good advice in the workplace, it can be really helpful in family life too. When young people are surrounded by people who are rushed, stressed and/or always thinking about the next moment, they can feel stressed and anxious too. When we practise being mindful and present within family life, we support our children and set a great example.
While on the subject of being mindful, I would like to encourage you to read the article in this bulletin about driving and parking on the school site. We have recently seen an increase in some quite dangerous driving behaviour in and around the school. I know the last thing any of us wants is for an accident to happen or a member of our school community to be hurt. So please do read the article and be a little extra-mindful when driving to or from school.
Finally, I attended the P&F meeting this week where this year’s Spring Fair was reviewed. I would like to thank the hard-working and very talented Class Three parents for their wonderful effort this year. The Spring Fair theme was inspiring and the decorations were absolutely beautiful. Our Spring Fair was a wonderful coming together of our school community and celebration of the changing season. Congratulations to everyone involved in bringing this year’s Spring Fair to fruition.