As we go into the mid term break we can reflect on the multitude of accomplishments this half of term. One of the biggest must be the integration of all our new teachers, parents and of course students. Coming to work, live and study in the environment of a new school can be a daunting and even traumaitic time. Some people find the transitions easier than others and that can be down to all sorts of issues such as language barriers and how well prepared the environment has been. Regardless, I would like to extend a heartfelt appreciation to all those who are ‘new’ and remind every single one of you that you are doing a terrific job.
Talking of new comers, I would also like to welcome our new PTA Executive team! Bravo to Gustaaf Hendrik (Chairman), Monica Dunstan (Vice-Chair), Michel Allard (Board Representative) and Anoek van der Vinne (Secretary) for being elected to their new positions. They join Mark Blackett (Treasurer) who is carried over from the outgoing Executive. The outgoing PTA did such a wonderful job and I am sure this new team will be as successful. The elections are so recent that I do not even have a team photo so the picture is of Gustaaf competing in Thursday’s EC-P2 Sports day right, will have to suffice!
Thank you to Marcel Gulpers who has been teaching P3 for the whole of this quarter. Marcel will be concentrating on his role as teacher at the Dutch School which operates out of ISM.
Finally, a huge good luck to Ghaidaa and Maggie today as they attend TEDx Majengo. I hope it is a memorable day. They will be joined by Desire (also D1) who will be performing a poem that she has written. Desire will, I guarantee, bring the house down with her performance. She wooed the crowd at Friday’s Assembly with another one of her poems. Amzanig performer. Good luck to all three of our D1 girls – could we wish for three better ambassadors of our school – I think not!
I wish everyone a fantastic break and dont forget that we will all be back in school on Monday 22 October, for Quarter Two.