With our holiday break moments away, it is a good time to reflect on the first half of our year, and – as I mentioned in my Illalong post last week – to purposefully take an action that improves our outlook and mindset, in preparation for returning to the College in Term 3. This is often likened to the metaphor of filling your cup. When we spend each day pouring our energy and attention into any number of different parts of life, we need to find ways to replenish what we have given out, so that we don’t run dry.
Given the year we have all had – parents, teachers and students – we need to ensure we prioritise tuning in to, and taking care of, ourselves over this next break.
Retiring after 17 years of service, we wish Mrs Sharon Adams farewell as she embarks on a joyous phase of life, where she can spend more time with her family and grandchildren. Sharon will be missed at the College, but she goes with our warmest wishes for an amazing retirement.
I would like to remind our students, our staff – who deserve every moment of their holiday break – and our families to embrace time to do something meaningful for yourselves. Acts of kindness and compassion are always within our control. They connect us to each other as shared human experiences, they assist us to focus on gratitude and they reframe our thinking to ensure we focus on the positive, rather than be dragged into the ‘doom and gloom’ the world entices us to believe.
Wishing you a wonderful holiday break and I look forward to welcoming you back in Term 3.
Principal/Head of College