Just as our days have rhythm, our years also have a rhythm which can be sensed. Right now, in the last weeks of term, with many assessments, events, excursions and activities in the remaining weeks, we can experience the feeling of a big in-breath before we can exhale deeply over the break. The sensations can include excitement, tension, tiredness and even some anxiety. This is really normal for this time of the year and it is good to acknowledge this and try to find some space within each day to “breathe out” and come to a place of quiet. It is especially important that we allow the children this time and space too.
Hopefully by now you will have received an invitation to our next Parent Conversation Evening. The first evening, held earlier in the year, was a great opportunity for me to catch up with parents and have a conversation about topics related to the school. The last evening’s conversation centred around communication and, following on from the meeting, we made some changes to the bulletin and also found a way to circulate parent contact details for classes. Whilst a range of topics can be discussed, we plan to open the conversation with the question, “What do we do now to bring warmth into the school and what new ideas could we explore to do this?” Please come along and contribute to the conversation, as well as any other topics you would like to talk about. We plan to meet in the Movement Room on Monday 3rd December. Katie and Teera will join me and we look forward to seeing you there.
Finally, having farewelled our graduating class, I would like to express my deep and sincere gratitude to Gael and Andy, the Year 12 Guardians, for the way they have supported this class on their journey. It is an amazing experience to journey with a class and I know that Gael and Andy have given much of themselves to this very special task. Thank you to both of you.