One of the key areas we have wanted to focus on this year, as we continue to grow, has been Community Services. Parents may be aware of how we have now appointed a new Community Service Liaison Officer, Thao Le, who brings with her a number of valuable years' experience and a deep passion for working in community projects. You will be able to read her introductory article here in the school magazine out this week. She has been able to get access to activities that our previous coordinator, with all of his skills and energy, may not have been able, and is building on the foundations he laid last year.
This week we showcase a few events that have taken place both in and out of school. The range and engagement of the students in these activities is very pleasing and the energy of the staff running the activities helps to show the students how much this area of the no-classroom based education is. We are always happy to receive suggestions from those who have interest and connections in that field, and we look forward to reporting back more to parents on this in the weeks and months ahead.
But we believe it is a vital part of a child's development: to grow not only in compassion but also in active service, and these things can happen at home in just the allocation of little household chores, even to the youngest. Our desire is that every year group has a suitable project.
This week I fly to Switzerland for our biennial NAE leadership conference. It promises to be an excellent occasion of collaboration and focus on our global connections. More of that next week to keep you informed. I wish you all a happy week.
Mr Mark Sayer - Principal