As the year comes to an end, I am reflecting on what has been a very unusual and challenging year for us all. In September, I never dreamed that we would all still be living with restrictions and daily impacts of Covid. But, despite the frustrations and challenges in our lives, our children have continued to embrace life: they have learnt so many new things and smiled along the way. I couldn’t be prouder of them. Their desire to learn and have fun is superb and I can’t wait to see what next year brings. There is no doubt that working with architects to help design a new school building will be a fantastic experience for everyone at school over the next few months and this was certainly wonderful news to end the school year with!
Today also marks a special point in some of our children’s lives as their journey at Regent Farm has come to an end.
I would like to wish the children who are moving on to a new school next year all the very best for the future. Year 4, you are all absolute superstars and I wish you lots of success in Middle School.
We also bid farewell to Mrs Gardener, Mrs Barley and Mrs El-Fedawy; they will be missed at school next year and we wish them lots of luck as they start new chapters of their lives.
On behalf of all the staff in school, thank you so much for your continued support and patience this year. Many of you had to become teachers yet again as we went through isolations and school closures; you also had to juggle lockdown life with work and family commitments. For this, we are exceptionally grateful. We also appreciate hugely the way you have continued to adapt to the changing restrictions and systems which we needed to put in place to keep school running as safely as possible. It has been wonderful to see our whole community pulling together.
This year has certainly been one I won’t forget quickly. I wish you all a happy, and safe, summer and we look forward to seeing you in September.