While we anticipate further announcements from the Ministry of Education as to what learning will look like for the remainder of the year, I want to take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude and appreciation to the various groups of our school community. To the staff: for your relentless dedication to your vocation in providing a quality catholic education to our community, and the significantly steep but wonderfully successful learning curve you endured through the transition to remote learning; I am honoured to work with all of you.
To our parents: I can only imagine the juggling act of balancing parenting, your own employment, financial stress, home isolation, all while managing the continued learning opportunities for your children. With all your experience, I think I now have 500 new, highly qualified Substitute Teachers that I can call on when we’re short staffed…??
And finally, to the students: even as I write this sentence I feel the emotions swell inside me. Most adults choose teaching as a profession for one reason only – they love working with children. Your absence in the school building has been difficult, however we are so PROUD of how each and every one of you has adapted to learning from home. We see you working hard, we see you being creative, and we see you being the responsible, engaged learners that you are. Keep the faith that we will be through this in the near future, and through it all remember, we can do all things through Christ.
Yours in faith,