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Working and learning from home

Dear Parents and Friends,

I trust the Term 1 break was enjoyed despite restrictions on activities. We are fortunate to live in a country where people pull together to do all that is possible to keep us safe.

Working from home takes consideration. We need to be mindful of those around us who also are adapting to working or learning in a different way. However, we now have an opportunity, perhaps ‘once in a lifetime’, to be prompted to look outside of our self. We have all heard examples of people doing just that, going out of their way to help others. Let us continue to remind our children to practice our school virtues; Courage, Wisdom, Temperance and Justice. Point out as many examples as possible, because the more we notice and speak of virtues, the more our children will develop them within themselves.

Communicating, whether for work, education or social has changed. Communicate with positivity! As much as humanly possible, I try to speak positively, think positively, have my actions match positive thoughts and words. When speaking to someone, I remind myself of something I read, ‘to leave them feeling better for having had the conversation’. If on social media, only positive posts are appropriate. We will have good and not so good days – that’s ok; it’s called being human. Let’s share our experiences, let’s keep things light.

The Erasmus team has been working diligently over the last few weeks to make our remote learning environment a reality. I’d like to acknowledge their efforts, commitment and care. After a few technical glitches (as expected with technology), most of our students are working on their lessons remotely; via the internet or take-home packs. Finally, a huge merci beaucoup to you, our parents of Erasmus, for your kind words and appreciation, acknowledging this mammoth change we have all embraced.

Keep safe,
Thierry Clarisse
Principal

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