After an extended period of time away, we are delighted to welcome everyone back to school. This has been an unprecedented time of uncertainty but somehow we have all found our own unique ways to navigate through this very strange time. We have made memories and have figured our way through worries and massive changes to every detail of our lives.
It has been wonderful to see the children back at school, again. Their exuberance and joy at seeing their friends and teachers has been nothing short of uplifting. The whole school community has been incredible at making sure that the school’s reopening plans have worked, thank you! It makes me so proud to be part of such a special place and community.
As I was leafing through my notebook today, I noticed a Bible verse that I jotted in the top, dog-eared corner of the page dated 16 December, 2019. I have no recollection of writing it or why I wrote it on a page that contained a list of things to do in the run up to Christmas, but it struck me as poignant and relevant to what we are all experiencing now. It was from Joshua 1:9…
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
So, as we put one foot in front of the other and take one day at a time remember that we are all in this together. I wish everyone faith, hope and strength for the year ahead.
Sarah I., Foundation Academy Councillor