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SIA Newsletter 13

SIA School Principal - James Batts

Dear SIA Community

I would like to thank you all very much for welcoming me back into school this week and for all the well wishes. Having such a caring community is something I truly enjoy as the Principal of SIA. As per usual we have had a wonderful week with lots to celebrate but I have to say that for me this week I have enjoyed those moments in between meetings where I can see the learners through my window enjoying being involved with 30 x 30 or singing and dancing as they get ready for the winter concerts. I was stopped in reception this week by two of our Primary learners who could not wait to tell me about what they were doing in the concert and what costumes they were wearing. What was really impressive was how they related this to our HPL VAA’s and were using term such as collaborating and empathy – Proud Principal moment. Lots of happiness at SIA which is just wonderful.

In Primary our learners had the chance to take part in 30×30 fitness events at Kite Beach. These experiences outside of school are essential for learner development. Our learners carried out a range of fitness activities on the beach, working together, representing the school in an excellent manner. Furthermore, we have had assemblies across the school with a focus on wellbeing and mental health. It is imperative we look after our learners wellbeing, they know who are wellbeing champions are and where they can go for support. Mindfulness is going to be a big focus for term 2 and we are inviting you as parents into school next week to learn more about this and how you can support this at home.


In primary and secondary we have a group of learners working on a range of sustainability projects with recycled materials, they will present these projects across the school. The group has grown considerably with learners across all phases getting involved, this is great to see. Our learner leaders have also been compiling a video using male staff and learners to promote men’s mental health. This has been another great week, plans are in place and underway for National Day celebrations next week, we are very much looking forward to this.

Have a lovely weekend

#bethebestyoucanbe #enrichment #proudprincipal

Take care

James Batts