A very different world
I write this report with education in a very different place to when we sent out our last newsletter. I have been so impressed by how well our students and teachers have adapted to the flexible and remote learning environment, supported by parents and carers at home, and I thank everyone for their efforts.
We have all had to learn so many new ways to manage our work and home lives, some positive and some more challenging. I sincerely hope that everyone in our community is coping well and, like you, I also hope things can start to return to something closer to ‘normal’ in the very near future.
Official opening - Performing Arts and Sports Centre
We were very lucky to be able to officially open our new Performing Arts and Sports Centre, albeit in a low-key way, before full restrictions came into place. Local MP and strong supporter of Thornbury High, Kat Theophanous, officially cut the ribbon on our new centre and had a tour with parents, student leaders and staff.
I know that when school resumes, this will be a popular venue for performing arts and PE students and staff, particularly as the days grow colder.
We are trying to make the most of this time at school with very few students and staff on-site to continue our maintenance program and plan for further facilities upgrades. Next on the agenda is improvements to our main student and staff toilet blocks, something much asked for and long overdue.
I look forward to seeing you all in person at Thornbury High School in the second half of the year.