It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…..
The opening line is from Charles Dickens’ masterpiece “A Tale of Two Cities”. In our current global and local situation, we could say not much is different today when Dickens first published his tome in 1859. The challenge for us is to take the times we have and make them as ‘best’ as we can and to use ‘wisdom’ in doing so.
Much has been reported regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. I remind all in our community that currently schools remain open and all updates can be found through the links found on the school website and parent portal.
I thank all staff, parents and children for your ongoing patience and support during the quickly changing times. Staff are currently planning a “Continuity of Learning Strategy” to be rolled out should schools be closed. Any information about home learning programs will be forwarded via Broadcast and Seesaw.
All school events beyond the classroom are postponed until further notice. This includes assemblies, liturgies, excursions, music program, choir, P & F and Board Meetings. Again, any changes will be communicated when it is required to do so.
This week, we welcome Marlene Bond to Saints. Marlene takes on the role as our new Indigenous Liaison Officer. Marlene is available every day up until the end of first break.
I understand the current economic situation will be difficult for some within our school community. Please understand no child will be denied a Catholic School education based upon genuine financial hardship. If the payment of school fees becomes a concern, please make an appointment to have a discreet and sensitive conversation regarding this. We do not want to lose any children from our school community and now is the time to support each other.
If there are any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher as the first point of contact. If further support is required please feel welcome to follow up with me.