2020 Term 1 Week 9

2020 Term 1 Week 9

From the Head of Senior School

I am conscious of not wanting to add to the almost overwhelming number of information updates these days.

We are generally people of routines, and for the most of us, we observe a ritual of daily experiences that keep us grounded and secure. I get to school shortly after 7:00am every morning, avoiding the rush-hour traffic, and log in to my computer to address what has reached my inbox.

Since the appearance of the coronavirus, I have been quite encouraged in this first hour of my working day. Teachers across the world have come together and shared experiences of online learning. There has been great advice from our colleagues in China and other countries who had to teach remotely. I am confident that our teachers at the Senior School will do their best to support our students, and this will be an opportunity for great professional growth for us all.

Much of what is shared via tweets, blogs, and online journals is about the need to care for the wellbeing of both our students and staff. I receive a weekly email from Glen Gerreyn, the Founder of The HopeFull Institute, whom I met several years ago at Loreto College when he gave a motivational presentation to the Year 11 and 12 students. Glen’s article covers three simple, no-cost ways to help students to cope with this environment of constant change, to stay grounded, and to have hope for the future. CLICK HERE to view the article.

Please take note of the special arrangements at the Senior School during Week 10 & 11:

Thank you, Lord, for calling me to follow you. Show me the way.

Mr Phil Donato
Head of Senior School