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13 May 2020

From the Head of Junior School

  • From the Head of Junior School

To our wonderful Parents and Caregivers

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for the way you have worked in partnership with us by offering trust and sending your children back to school at the start of this term. Thank you for assisting us to support community distancing through staggered F-2 Drop-offs and Pick-ups – this is greatly appreciated.

Our partnership with parents has enabled teachers to deliver the highest educational programs possible for children. Teachers have been supported to give priority to face to face teaching. To have had such high attendance this term from day 1 is outstanding. Teachers have been greatly encouraged. Further to this, on behalf of the staff, I would like to publicly thank and acknowledge Andrew Linke, for his strong leadership during this time.

The preparation for Remote Learning has presented opportunities for both Junior Schools and in fact the whole College. Upskilling in digital communication and additional digital technologies has been invaluable. If we are asked to engage in another period of Remote Learning sometime in the future, we will be ready to deliver.

During the last two weeks, it has been such a joy to walk around and see children happy to be back at school. They are also clearly happy to see their friends! What brings me greatest joy on a daily basis, is seeing children engaged in their learning. The accompanying photos offer insight into some of the beautiful Junior School moments witnessed at both Brooklyn Park and South Plympton over the last two weeks: ELC making a camp fire, BP Year 1/2 tending to their raised garden beds, SP Year 3/4 consolidating Multiplication, SP Year 5/6 Student Leaders planning an ECC Lego Masters Challenge and BP Foundation learning new words.

May the Lord bless your family during this unprecedented season.

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28 (NIV)

Helen Vonow
Head of Junior School