Semester 1, 2020. A 6 month period like no other I’ve experienced. Everyone has had to adapt, reflect on what is important and hold on to what is precious. For me my greatest action coming out of this challenging period is my strong desire to be a present and involved husband and father, who carves out time to invest in those I love and admire. I encourage you to reflect upon what your greatest action is, coming out of the pandemic.
We are pleased to see significant shifts back to school life returning to ‘more normal’ in Term 3. We will provide more detailed information prior to the new Semester beginning. We are also pleased to share we have delightful new families joining Annesley in Term 3 and 4.
Thank you for your input into our strategic planning process. Your thoughtful responses are a key part of our development as a School. Students have this week had the opportunity to share their thoughts on what’s important for us as a school in the coming 3-5 years.
We look forward to Student Led Conferences next week, a positive opportunity for you to be with your child, celebrating their growth and investing in their progress as you see first hand their creativity and skill development at School. I encourage you to ask your child lots of questions, be an active listener and give meaningful praise and encouragement where due.
Finally, I encourage you to show your gratitude to the Annesley staff team for their tireless efforts during what has been an exceptionally challenging period in their working lives. I am grateful for the team’s constant commitment to serving our children in the provision of a safe, engaging and loving environment.
We have much to be grateful for at Annesley. A school built upon our strong Christian values with a clear vision for a progressive future. We look forward to sharing more exciting plans soon.
PS: How cool have the T2 virtual Assemblies and Chapels been? Congrats to all involved for making them so engaging! We love seeing our students lead in meaningful ways.