For the first time in three years, we were finally able, today, to have a full face-to-face open house. It was a joy to welcome so many parents to campus and felt – quite literally – just like ‘old times’. Pre-covid NIS really enjoyed its identity as a community school and today we were back in that same spirit with so many parents visiting to engage together with staff and each other in sessions on learning and well-being, and simply to socialize and connect with other parents.
Today was a day to remind ourselves of the importance of the ‘Triangle’; the connection between the parents, the school and the child that is a prerequisite for success and, at the close of the day, that triangle felt so much stronger. I know the time we invested as a community today will pay forward as we work together to support our students – your children – in the year ahead.
We hope parents will continue to stay connected and feel welcome. Just like pre-covid, you no longer need an appointment to access campus before or after school but you are welcome to come on campus and connect with other parents while your children play (under your supervision please!). Also, from next week we are able to relax our mask policy meaning masks are optional outdoors (even while eating/drinking) meaning you might come and have a cup of coffee with other parents while your children play. Please take advantage of this and use our school as your community school. And today was a terrific reminder of what that community represents to all of us!
Have a wonderful weekend!
- M. Parr, Head of School