At the end of the first week of the resumption of all of our students to on-site face-to-face learning at Penrith Christian School, I wanted to take the time to acknowledge the huge part you have all played in the continuation of education during the past couple of months.
Almost overnight our worlds changed. Initial media references to a virus overseas suddenly became an all-encompassing world changer for us as well. The news of people getting sick and then passing away with this dreadful virus became very confronting and real, not only globally but locally as well. Government decisions to address the spread of the virus, together with health authorities giving more grim details consumed our conversation, media and personal decisions.
For us as an educational community, and you being a vital and valued part of it, suddenly there was a subsequent colliding of worlds where the previously more defined roles of parent and educator became much more synergised.