This year has certainly been one to remember! As I reflect back on all we have achieved in the midst of the challenges thrown at us by the pandemic, I can’t help but feel immensely proud of our school community; students, parents and teachers; for the resilience and high level of flexibility they have shown. Thank you especially to our parents who have continued to show us unwavering support as we have navigated these uncertain times.
This year has been a mix of online and in-person learning, and both elements have brought something exciting to our school calendar. During online learning, many brilliant initiatives arose and several successful theme days were held. Days such as STEAM Day and Cooking Day were a great example of our teachers’ resourcefulness and our students’ interactivity with their work – we saw a number of ingenious activities set for the students and hundreds of videos submitted back to us in return!
We also made the most of the times that we were open, hosting a number of successful events wherever possible. We celebrated and paid tribute to our long-serving staff who have worked at St Andrews Green Valley for over 10, 15 and even 20 years! I was reminded of the talented and loyal community that serves our school, and how lucky we are that they are still working with us today! Other memorable events that come to mind are our Early Years Wheels Day, which saw families and their children whizzing around the car park earning their drivers licences and stopping at the car wash, the ever successful One Day One Goal and other sporting tournaments, multiple music concerts and, of course, the brilliant school production that was Alice in Wonderland. You will have a glimpse into these events as you browse through this yearbook, which I hope shows you just how much our school community gets up to!
We are looking forward to the new school year ahead and the opportunities and challenges that are bound to come with it. I have no doubt that it will be yet another success!
Head of School