From the Headmaster

22 January 2021 Categories Junior, Senior

Dear Campion Families,

It has been a cold week in Athens. Despite this the Junior School and our Year 7 have continued to engage with learning. The energy and buzz of your children around the school is exciting to see, and their teachers are absolutely delighted they are in school.

We are hopeful that this will soon be completed by the arrival of the whole Senior School. Unfortunately, at time of writing no Greek Government announcement has been made about the reopening of Senior School campuses. We will of course communicate with you when any announcement is made should the campus open for all Senior School pupils.

Despite the challenges of virtual schooling I am delighted that Year 11 and Year 13 will go ahead with practice exams. While it is challenging if these have to be virtual, going through this process is extremely important. It provides pupils with the experience of handling challenging questions under pressured timed conditions, how to best manage time during an exam, identify which questions enable most marks to be gained, identify areas of weakness in plenty of time before the real exams and more besides. So it is crucial our pupils sit these exams whether virtually or physically. I am thankful to our teachers for their flexibility in developing an exam process that can be switched from virtual to physical and back again with ease and effect for the benefit of your children.

Could I politely remind Junior School parents collecting their children at the end of the school day that once collected from the class teacher their child is no longer under Campion’s supervision but theirs. On one or two occasions staff at the school have found themselves taking collected children back to their parents because they have been found playing in areas they should not be for their own safety (eg. staff car parks). I should also remind you that once you have collected your Junior School children please could you leave the campus as soon as possible. If you have Year 7 children to collect they will walk to the car park to meet you. Thank you for your help in these matters.

As ever the best way to keep our community healthy is to make sensible decisions and take thoughtful precautions against COVID 19 for you and your family. If each family does this the wider community will benefit.

Stay safe and be kind.

Kind regards

Duncan Rose
Headmaster