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SIA Newsletter 34

SIA School Principal - James Batts

Dear SIA Community,

I hope this letter finds you well and filled with the spirit of empathy and togetherness. I wonder who put the ‘I’ in Kind this week? Please CLICK HERE .

Today, I want to emphasise the importance of empathy in our school culture and express my gratitude to all the parents who recently participated in the EYFS ‘around the world’ morning. At SIA, empathy, which is one of our VAA’s, holds a special place in our hearts because it shapes the way we interact, learn, and grow as a community. It is more than just a value; it is a guiding principle that fosters kindness, understanding, and compassion towards one another. We believe that empathy plays a vital role in creating a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and respected. By celebrating empathy weekly, we aim to highlight its significance and reinforce its practice among our learners, teachers, and staff. We firmly believe that empathy is a skill that can be nurtured and developed, and by dedicating time to appreciate and discuss it, we cultivate an atmosphere of empathy within our school community.

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to all the parents who took part in the EYFS ‘around the world’ morning. Your active involvement and presence in our school are invaluable. The event was a resounding success, not only because it provided an opportunity for our young learners to explore and appreciate different cultures, but also because it showcased the power of empathy in action. When you our parents actively engage in your child’s learning experiences, it sends a powerful message that education is a collaborative effort between SIA and home. Your presence demonstrates the value you place on your child’s education and their overall development. Moreover, it allows us to create stronger bonds and partnerships, fostering a sense of belonging and unity within our school community.

Some learners in Year 5 were excited to show me the video they created with regards to Carbon Footprints, which was absolutely fantastic! They confidently performed a little skit in the video to show ways in which to reduce carbon footprints and were able to articulate what they had learned in both Science and Humanities to be able to produce the video; they were also able to state that their video was an example of concern for society, which is part of our Empathy VAA.

Moving forward, let us continue to celebrate empathy as a cornerstone of our school culture. By fostering empathy in our learners, we equip them with a fundamental skill that will serve them throughout their lives. Empathy enables them to understand and embrace differences, resolve conflicts peacefully, and contribute positively to the world around them.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with empathy and understanding.

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Take care

James Batts