Although we are starting the year under strange circumstances, our new routines are quickly becoming a habit and children can be seen frequently washing hands, wearing face masks when walking around the school and in indoor learning areas and distancing when at all possible in classrooms. The zoning of our community into our ‘bubbles’ is also becoming the norm. Whilst hygiene is our top priority, well-being is also tremendously important and making sure children are happy and adjusting to life back in school is an area of focus for everyone.
Whilst COVID 19 has presented all of us with different challenges and anxieties, it is interesting to see how many people are becoming stronger as a result. Characteristics such as resilience, adaptability and flexibility have been called upon in abundance and the belief that we can overcome difficult situations by working together is an important factor. Highly resilient people do not let traumatic events – like global pandemics, or personal failures – overcome them. Instead, they find ways to overcome emotional trauma and continue in their path to achieving their goals.
Interview with our new Principal - Sue Hill