Kia Ora Koutou
Two weeks in and that time has flown by. It will become less busy soon but in the meantime we need to pace ourselves.
I saw a delightful image that captured what someone trying to explain what the first weeks of school was like. They described it as being similar to trying to describe what the number four smells like. We are all past the newness of being back, and are now into the phases of ‘ok so what is up with this, or her, or life?’. Reassuringly “We’ve got this”.
By the time this hits your inbox we will have swum our little hearts out having participated in a key event in our school calendar- swimming sports. Those of you who have been here longer will have noted that we have swapped Athletics and Swimming around with the aim to have swimming in the better climes. We also always endeavour to complete our school events so that they lead into Intercollegiate and Regional events. It is always fabulous to have parents and families here, so thank you for fitting it into the day. What will resonate about today is the House spirit and the chanting of the new House names- they have taken to them like lilo sharks to water ( I could not resist that comparison, and ‘ducks’ did not have the same relevance).
On the whole I am delighted with how this year has begun. I am enjoying particularly that girls are adjusting to the no phones expectation and that they are addressing, what could be issuses if left unchecked, immediately. It is vital in this world that as young women who will one day be leaders of industry and families, that they remember their worth and dare I say keep in mind that expressing when things are not as they should be : “ Wo! man, I matter and what I think matters- because I am a strong woman.”
Have a safe weekend