Head of School Weekly Notes

Collaboration, Fun and Connection

Today was a day of sharing, fun, collaboration and connection. The Secondary School had a day away from academics to build friendships, connection, and identity. With activities ranging from expression of identity through hand painting and Japanese calligraphy, through the technical and cognitive challenges of transporting water unspilled across an obstacle course, right up to the weird, wacky and wonderful game of bubble football, there was so much variety of experience and it was terrific to see our kids connecting and laughing together. It was also wonderful to see our parent volunteers in and supporting our safe and fun day together.

Meanwhile in the Elementary school we had the first of a series of special performance assemblies where children were able to showcase their musical and creative talents in front of their parents. Again, it was so wonderful to see more parents on campus.

Next week we hope to be able to formally announce to our community that our school will soon enter our Level 2 COVID restrictions, down from the current Level 3. This will allow further freedoms on campus and even more opportunities for us to welcome parents back to campus. Our community is so much in need of these connections and I look forward to sharing further details of this next week.

In the meantime, please have a good weekend, and I hope perhaps to see some of you at the Walkathon to be held at Meijo Park (near Nagoya Castle) from 10 am to 2 pm Sunday!

- M. Parr, Head of School