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SIA Newsletter 32

SIA School Principal - James Batts

Dear SIA Community,

I hope this letter finds you in good health and I am sure we are looking forward to seeing who put the ‘I’ in kind this week.

As you will be aware our learners are currently taking a number of assessments and exams and this can often be a challenging time to navigate. I wanted to take a moment to express my utmost admiration and appreciation for our learners’ remarkable level of determination, resilience, and commitment to personal growth. I am genuinely impressed by the way our learners have risen to the occasion, staying focused and motivated. The unwavering dedication to their learning and the pursuit of excellence aligns perfectly with our HPL values, attitudes, and attributes. It is clear to me that our learners embody the very essence of what we strive to embed across the SIA community.

Furthermore, I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge the invaluable support that our entire SIA community has demonstrated during this time. The level of encouragement, collaboration, and camaraderie that I have witnessed within our community has been nothing short of extraordinary. It speaks volumes about the strength of our wonderful culture and the genuine care we have for one another.

One of my favourite developments at SIA is our Learner Led podcast which I will be honoured to be a part of next week. Please see below the latest podcast.

There have been so many highlights this week and I certainly enjoyed the FS1 tea party! A big ‘Thank You’ to all the parents who attended it. It was so lovely to see so many excited learners showing their parents their classrooms, friends, and all the hard work they have done over the academic year. It has been fantastic for our Secondary Leadership Team to be able to get into so many lessons this week to see our learners in action. Watching them analysing texts, researching historical data, and thinking about the possible outcomes of experiments shows how far they have come on their journey to becoming global citizens. It has been amazing to see the learners taking ownership of their own education and pursuing the topics they want to explore deeper. This is a credit to their learners and the teachers who work together to make such a wonderful learning ecosystem here at SIA.

Speaking with Ms Tanita this week she was raving about how empathetic our learners truly are.

The kindness that learners are demonstrating towards one another and their concern for their school community has been fantastic to see; our younger learners have been independently thanking their peers for keeping a door open and for help given without prompting from an adult, while our older learners in Primary have been coming up with ideas to make their school environment better’

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

#bethebestyoucanbe #proudprincipal

Take care

James Batts