From the Head of Juniors
For many of us, I am sure that it is with a sigh of relief that we come to the end of the term and, in fact, the end of the year. And what a year it has been!
We have been faced with a unique set of challenges that a year ago would have seemed entirely unimaginable. I would like to reiterate my thanks and appreciation to all involved in making Campion’s journey through this year one of success. I have had the pleasure of witnessing not only amazing teachers, creative lessons and resilient, hard-working children and supportive parents, but also a well-developed sense of community that can only make us stronger as a school. I do believe that this is something positive that we will take with us as we head into a hopefully, calmer year.
At this time of year, we would normally be sending your children home with their first written report of the school year. This is a chance for you and your child to reflect on what went well and where there may be room for improvement next term. As this has not been possible, hard copies of these will be handed out to your children on the first day back in school in January.
Consequently, I am delighted to inform you that we will be running a “Parent Portal”. This portal will allow the school to give you access to vital information concerning your child and Campion. The software is an additional module to our current management information system (MIS) and complies with all GDPR requirements.
Initially, we will limit the functionality of the software to a few key features including published reports. Therefore, next week, I will email you again to give you instructions on how you can access your child’s report through the Parent Portal. You will also be able to see previous reports as well as some personal information that the school holds on you (eg address, phone numbers, etc).
As is often the case we do have to say goodbye to a few of our families who are leaving us at the end of term and I am sure you will join with me in wishing them all the very best in their new homes and schools.
We are due to return to school on Thursday 7th January 2021. As you are all aware, we are obliged to follow the Greek Ministry’s directives and any changes to this date will be communicated with you as soon as information is made available to us. In the meantime, and on behalf of all of the staff in the Junior School, I would like to wish you all a very happy and healthy holiday and, of course, a wonderful New Year.
Head of Juniors