From the Principal’s Desk – 19 August 2021
Do you throw that old cereal box, margarine tub or jam jar into the rubbish bin? Don’t let one of our Eco-warriors see you!
Our precious Year 3s take their chosen responsibility of protecting Mother Earth very seriously indeed. Not only have they worked tirelessly on the recycling campaign, but they have also taken it upon themselves to ensure that the whole school understands the severity of the problem and the benefits that small gestures can have for everyone.
They took the time to address not only the foundation phase, but also – very bravely – the Primary and High school students during their assemblies. I have not heard that enthusiastic an applause from the High school in some time!
These young students, brim-full of energy, dedication and determination, are an example to us all. Choose one cause (there are so many to choose from), apply yourself rigorously and make small changes that will result in a big impact when repeated consistently. And that, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, is how you change the world. You, too, can make a difference with not too much effort.
Our recycling bin will be arriving on campus within the next week or two and we would like to extend an invitation to our whole community to contribute to the cause by adding your paper waste to our bin. Not only will you make a difference to our environment, but you will also contribute to the funds raised with every bin filled with paper.
Mrs Moyes has certainly earned every day of her maternity leave this term! With her last day dawning tomorrow, we wish her all the best as she and her family prepare to welcome a new little person into the fold. May their days be filled with joy and wonder as the family celebrate the miracle of life and growth. The Year 3 students will thus be welcoming Mrs Mary Farmer back after having met her earlier in the week. We know that Mrs Farmer will do a great job given her many years of experience and, together with the Year 3s, we are excited for the opportunities that a new teacher brings to the classroom.
Another new development at HIS is the appointment of a new High School Coordinator. Congratulations to Mrs Nicci Geyer on the appointment. We have no doubt that she will guide the High School efficiently and with compassion. Should you have any high school related queries, please feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember tonight’s Elevate course for parents at 18h00, and the student workshops being held tomorrow at school. These have proven to be extremely valuable to both parents and students and we encourage to attend if possible. Please do let us know if your child will be attending online.
It has been wonderful welcoming more of our students back this week. I watched in wonder and joy as a group of teens ran around the field chasing each other laughing yesterday and was reminded that happiness is to be found in the little things – fresh air, friends and freedom. Walking home in the evening with the opportunity to greet passers-by, smell the jasmine heralding the coming of Spring and hearing birds acknowledging that this is so.
Wishing you all a weekend full of joyful little things.
Ms Cristina Sanchez Black