February 01, 2017 at 9:43 AM
After a summer break that we hope was filled with joy if not sunshine, it is with great pleasure that we welcome back our Saint Kentigern families to the new academic year, with a special welcome to the families joining us for the first time. We hope you have all had a most relaxing break and are looking forward to the year ahead!
There was a mix of excited chatter and, for some, a little first day nerves, as our four Saint Kentigern schools got their first term underway. The preschoolers are already well-settled and busy, having returned to Preschool earlier in January.
Our new students looked smart across the campuses in their new uniforms as they mentally prepared for their first day at a new school; their arms full with new schoolbags, boxes of new stationery, new lunch boxes and, for the older students, their new laptops!
We are pleased that each of the schools is starting the year with a very positive roll. Our staff fully understand the sacrifices many families make to provide their children with the excellence of a Saint Kentigern education. We know the importance of working together with parents to ensure that each boy and girl makes the most of their time, taking every advantage that comes their way. A big part of this is encouraging each student to take a full part in school life - engagement in the classroom, enjoyment of a number of co-curricular activities and full participation in the special character of Saint Kentigern, particularly around Chapel life and service to the community.
These early days are sometimes a time of nervousness as new students settle in to their classrooms and tutor groups, establish new routines, reconnect with old friends and discover new friendships. It is often an equally nervous time for the parents! If the sound of happy chatter and laughter during intervals this week is a measure, then be assured, the new school year is happily underway!
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