Dear Parents and Guardians,
I’d like to start this week with a recognition of our Events Committee. Not only have they worked tirelessly to support a wide range of school community events, including International Language Day, Movie Nights, EIS Fun Day and much more, but with your support they have been instrumental in leading some of our fundraising activities. This week, they have added up the income from the various events and are proud to announce that they have enough to fund four essential operations for underprivileged children born with a cleft palate or cleft lip, through our chosen school charity, Operation Smile. This is a wonderful achievement and a great expression of our school ethos. My sincere thanks to Carmen, Daniela and Alex for leading events committee this year, and of course to all of the volunteers who have supported so enthusiastically. joining the events committee is a fantastic way to get involved in the school and a wonderful opportunity to bring some joy, fun and goodwill to the community.
As we get to this point of the year it is once again time to say goodbye to some friends and colleagues who will be moving on. The following staff will be leaving EIS at the end of the academic year. I'm sure you will join me in wishing all of them the very best in their new positions. I hope that each of them will remember their time at EIS fondly and stay in touch with the community. Of course, this means that we have been working hard to find well-qualified, caring and enthusiastic educators to fill their shoes.
Just two and a half weeks to go until the end of the academic year but still so much to do! Report Cards are being drafted, speeches are being prepared, performances polished and final assessments being written! In the business of the final days, it is healthy for us to reflect on the year that has passed and take the time to thank those of us in the community who we have worked with. It is all too easy to let these opportunities pass by as we hurtle through the final days. I would love to hear from you if you have anything you would like to share regarding the year that has past – the good and the bad. If you want to, you know where to find me.
I wish you a great end to the week.
All the best,
Head of School