Summer is certainly here and everyone is looking forward to the holidays ahead. The end of a school year is always a time for celebration, reflection and a time to plan for the future. As we look back across the year, there is little doubt that we live in a changing world. The world is on the move and politics are shifting. Clearly, this has a real impact on the lives of our students and we have to be attuned to it. The influence of social media is immense and it is an area that we all need to be very aware of and talk about as a community, both at home and at school. Recent events also mean that we need to look closely at our processes and procedures which affect the safety, security and wellbeing of our students and ensure that we have addressed as many eventualities as possible. Next year, our series of Parent Seminars will continue and we hope that many of you will come and join us for those important discussions.
However, the world is still a very exciting place for our children and they have many wonderful opportunities to look forward to. Next year, I would like to host our wine and cheese evenings and coffee mornings in grade level groups. The idea would be to talk a little about whole school topics and then mainly a Q and A session as an opportunity to share ideas and get to know each other better in a less formal setting, perhaps off site. If you are interested in volunteering to help, I would love to hear from you.
From everyone here at ISL, safe travels, take care, walk in the shoes of others and enjoy the summer break with your families.