It has been an exciting and energised week at school despite the fatigue that comes with having to re-learn processes, systems and structures in the school context. On the whole, our students have coped very well with the return to school, and they continue to show great resilience and a willingness to learn.
Some, despite the best efforts of us all, have needed some subtle reminders about our high expectations and standards of behaviour. On the few times that things have gone awry, our restorative practice training comes to the fore. The attached PDF is included to give you a bit of an insight into the process we work through with our students if and when we need to have a conversation about their actions.
Another attachment contains information about a Free workshop about Parenting Anxious and Sensitive Children that is being offered through the City of Kingston and aims to increase your capacity to support your child affected by anxiety, worry or stress.
World Teachers’ Day will be celebrated on Friday 30 October in Australia, providing an opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of all Victorian teachers.
I am exceptionally grateful to work with an amazing group of educators and great people who make a positive difference to the lives of our students each and every day.
During 2020, teachers all around the world have changed their routines and adjusted their teaching practices in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While this has been an unprecedented time for all, World Teachers’ Day recognises the continuing hard work of all teachers.
This year’s theme is ‘Teachers: leading in crisis, reimagining the future’. This reflects the continued commitment teachers have made as leaders, working in a range of environments throughout the pandemic.
Celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide, World Teachers’ Day encourages all teachers to be recognised and thanked for their efforts in teaching future generations.
Although this date is a student free day for us, I am hopeful that you might take a moment to reflect on the work of our teachers and send them some positive thoughts in some way.
Enjoy the long weekend and all the best to our Geelong Cats and Richmond Tigers supporters over the weekend. May the best team win.