Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing

Another school year is quickly coming to a close. There is as much a sense of nostalgia for teachers and parents alike with students moving to the next grade level and for our Year Sixes, the next stage of their education and life journey. 


On the other end we welcomed our 2020 Prep students again on Wednesday and I bet their parents were scratching their heads in bewilderment at how quickly time has passed. 

‘They are going to school? Already?’ 


This goes out to is one of my favourites...

Children Are Like Kites

You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground.

You run with them until you’re both breathless.

They crash.

You patch and comfort, adjust and teach them.

Finally they are airborne…

They need more string and you keep letting it out.

But with each twist of the ball of twine,

There is a sadness that goes with joy.

The kite becomes more distant and you know it won’t be long

Before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that binds you two together

and will soar as it is meant to soar, free and alone.

Only then do you know that you did your job.


Thanks for listening,

Guy Toomey