We welcomed back our Year 1-3 students for full days on campus this past Wednesday. It has been wonderful to see the campus come to life again and for school to start to feel like school again. Laughter on the playground, smiles on faces and just an overwhelming sense of belonging has permeated life in Primary this week.
Before the Year 1s returned, I had the opportunity to read the book “Schools First Day of School” by Adam Rex. The story is told in the voice of the School who really doesn’t know what his purpose is…and then the students arrive. The last page of the story has the school’s Janitor and the School reflecting after the first day:
“In the beginning I didn’t know what I was,” said the school. “I thought I was your house.”
“Nope,” said Janitor.
“I…I suppose some other place gets to be your house,” the school added.
Janitor nodded. “That’s true. But you get to be a school. That’s lucky.”
And the school thought he was probably right about that.
This week we have all felt ‘lucky’ that school is school.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Head of Primary