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Sincere Thank You
As this is the last week of Term 1, I would like to thank the Lara Lake School Community for allowing me the privilege of working with the wonderful students and staff in our school. I am such a lucky fellow to be able to go to work and meet such fantastic people. Sometimes, I can't believe I get paid to do it. I have the best job in the world.
There are always challenges. What would life be without them? Not much, I suspect. I love the way that the staff face these challenges; with a problem-solving mindset. Where some see problems, they see opportunities and I commend them for that.
As far as the students are concerned, they are predominantly well-mannered, kind, thoughtful, hardworking and aspirant. They want something for their lives and for the lives of others around them. Children are incredible. Their resilience is unbelievable at times. I visited an incredibly ill student last week at her home. Her smile and the sunny look in her eyes made me think of how special she is and how lucky the rest of us are. When a small grumble comes my way I think of children like this who, through no fault of their own are dealt a tough card. But they get on with it. They live, learn, laugh and love - just like we all should. Our kids are fantastic.
Kids make mistakes. They are sometimes not nice to each other. That's when they need more support to be shown the correct way. No child is evil and means to do wrong. Sometimes, they just don't know a better way. Sometimes they have just been shown poor examples in their world and are merely imitating behaviours that are then brought into the school environment. Most times, they just make honest mistakes and these need to be seen as learning opportunities.
The parents who approach me are incredibly generous and good. They love their children and want the best for them. Sometimes, they don't know the best way either. We are all fumbling in the dark, hoping for the best outcome.
Overall, Lara Lake is a fantastic place to be. We have created an oasis in the world. I hope we can nurture, cherish and help it grow further with each passing day.
Enjoy the holidays that are coming up. The kids deserve them. And bring them back safe and happy on day 1 in Term 2. I wish you all good health and happiness.
Here are some key dates and times upcoming. Please put them into your calendar:
- Friday, April 4th - Last Day of Term 1 - 1:35pm Assembly; 2:30pm Dismissal
- Monday, April 21st - Easter Monday - NO SCHOOL
- Tuesday, April 22nd - First Day of Term 2 - 9am Start
- Friday, April 25th - ANZAC Day - NO SCHOOL
- Wednesday, April 30th - Pupil Free Day (Staff Training) - NO SCHOOL
- Thursday, June 26th - Parent-Teacher-Child Chats - NO CLASSES
- Friday, August 15th - Pupil Free Day (Staff Training) - NO SCHOOL
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