As we return to School, we welcome to our community 112 short and long term international students from Argentina, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, China, and Germany. After a two-year hiatus on study tours and international students it is wonderful to see people traveling again.
I have no doubt those visiting students will experience a warm welcome and the generosity and kindness of the community that is St Paul’s School. Over their stay I am sure they will create many wonderful friendships and memories.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before we can send our local students back overseas for an adventure.
As we begin the new term, I am sure everyone is conscious of the rise in COVID-19 and influenza cases. I pray that if you are unwell at the moment that you recover quickly. We will continue to monitor the situation locally and if need be, ask that students and staff wear masks to minimise disruption to learning. However, if your son or daughter would like to wear a mask, they are most welcome to do so.
If your child is unwell, please keep them at home until they are better. We are not offering the Blended Model of learning. Those people who are at home unwell need to rest and recuperate so they can return to School as soon as they are able. Teachers may open a Teams call for the lesson if your child wishes to keep in touch.
Finally, School reports came out this week. It is important that you sit down with your child/ren and go through the report together. Talk about the feedback and together, set some goals for their learning this term. Once those goals are set, encourage your son or daughter to speak with their teachers about how they can support them to achieve those goals.