I would like to express my gratitude to students, parents and teachers for their understanding and adaptability at a time when our school's operations have faced unprecedented change. During this COVID-19 pandemic, the whole community has been impacted by modifications to normal routines and responded with grace.
Middle and Senior Years students have had to adjust to a redesigned timetable. The timetable has featured independent work time, built in to give students the autonomy to structure their day around the constraints of the home environment. It has also increased the opportunity for them to reach out to each other and to their teachers for support. Over these past weeks, it has been most heartwarming to watch our Glennie girls take increased ownership of their learning and further develop valuable life skills like resourcefulness and time-management.
The recent Parent-Student-Teacher Interviews exemplified our community's goodwill and flexibility with the event being run remotely for the first time. A range of phone calls, conference calls and Google Meets were facilitated. Parents indicated their communication preference with many happy to learn new technology to participate. A few teething issues aside, the success of the event can be attributed to the teamwork of the whole community. Thank you!
Reflecting on these past weeks, it is clear that students have had to tap into their own motivation more than ever; teachers have had to rapidly learn new skills, and parents have had to champion their daughters from home while simultaneously fulfilling their own work and life commitments. We acknowledge that this has been tough and we thank you all.
To the Years 7 to 10 students who continue to work remotely, well done on your efforts so far and we eagerly await your return. Years 11 and 12, it is a joy to have you back!
Mrs Crystal Hede
Head of Operations