Newsletter 2nd February 2021

School Closure
Unfortunately there are not any prospects of school reopening in the short term. We have yet to meet one parent or teacher who does not want ‘normal’ school to resume. It looks like it may be some time in March, but there is no more definite available information available to us. Until then, we will all have to try to make the best of it.

Thank You
Thanks to our pupils (and their long-suffering parents) for doing their best to stay in touch with their school work. We know it’s far from easy and that motivation can wane at times. It can be a lesson in itself – to stick at something even when you feel at times like giving up. Things change and it will be worth it in the long run!

Acceptable Use
Please note our policy for all in the school community who are communicating online. Almost all of our pupils are engaging with their work through Aladdin Connect. Some pupils also took part in video calls with their teachers last week. Over the next week or so, class teachers will organise similar calls for all pupils. These will take the form of ‘check-ins’ and will be an opportunity for pupils and teachers to see each other. We are aware that specific times do not suit everyone, so people may opt in if they wish. Remember again that our Acceptable Use policy applies at all times.

Parish News
It is still hoped to hold Communion and Confirmation before the school year ends. It does look likely that if the cermonies can take place, they will be in smaller gatherings. As with everything else these days though, it is impossible to be in any way sure about what will be possible.

Some Words on Resilience
“She stood in the storm and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted her sails.” Elizabeth Edwards

Enrolments 2021/22
Applications for enrolment for the coming year are now being accepted online. The closing date is this Friday, 5th February. Please click here to apply.