From the Head of Juniors
As we come to the end of January, I am happy to be writing to you with a month of physical school under our belts in the Junoir School. With continued uncertainty and difficult times ahead of us this has been a really positive start for our younger children.
I remain truly impressed by the resilience shown by the children and I am encouraged by teacher feedback that they have returned with a zest for learning. Although we have had a few days of cold, we have also been lucky with the weather and the blue skies and sunshine have boosted all our spirits – a sure sign that spring, and better days, are on their way.
The PRC has been busy too and we have a joint plan underway to make the most of the Carnival celebrations here in Greece to spread some well-needed joy and happiness. They have kindly offered to decorate the school over the half-term, extending the celebrations over a two week period in school. We will, of course, end the celebrations on 12th March, with our usual dressing-up day so do get thinking of your costumes, especially while shops remain open.
You will also receive an email from the PRC about YEM Help, one of their chosen charities they will be supporting this year. This term, the Junior School is focusing on developing the IPC Personal Quality of ‘empathy’ and getting your children involved in discussions about the plight of others less fortunate than themselves and how their actions can make a difference, is a great way to embed this quality.
With the potential return of the Senior School next week, our campus will be busier, especially at drop-off and pick up times. I would kindly remind you to make these times as smooth as possible. There has been an increase in lateness recently, please do try to have your child in class by 9 am as the first few minutes are important to start the day off smoothly.
Wishing you a happy and safe weekend,
Head of Juniors