From the Principal
Someone asked me today if I had anything planned for the weekend? My mind drifted to a time when I could confidently plan my weekend without fear of having to change everything at the last minute. Times are different now and the fatigue caused by uncertainty is beginning to be felt by our College community, students, teachers and parents alike. At times of uncertainly we often look to things that can provide a sense of normality and consistency. For many students, this may be the consistency of schooling. The College takes this responsibility very seriously and our staff understand the role they play in providing a sense of consistency for our students and families, even if it is trying to make seamless transitions from at-school to at-home learning and back again.
At the Parents and Friends meeting (held on Zoom) this week, I spoke of the difficulties we face in planning our end-of-year College events and the need for us to be able to adapt to alternatives at the last minute should COVID-safe conditions change. The College is committed to holding its rite-of-passage events however, whenever, and wherever possible.
With the easing of some restrictions today, some of our Student Life activities will resume next week. The Student Life schedules have been updated to reflect the activities and sports that will be operating. Masks are still required for Secondary Students and all adults attending College Campuses.
The College has always observed the Ekka Show Day Public Holiday. The new date for this holiday is Friday 29 October and the College will be closed on this day.
Finally, if your student is not returning to The Springfield Anglican College next year (2022), it is important that you give the College a full term’s notice to avoid incurring fees as part of the College Enrolment Agreement. If your student is not returning, please contact the Enrolment Officer by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My very best wishes