Enjoying the Simple Things

Enjoying the Simple Things

A new school year provides opportunities to welcome new families in Primary and High School.

There's more to the story...

For more top stories from CedarNews, browse our other articles or download the complete newsletter from the menu.

Enjoying the Simple Things

Over the last two or three years, there have been many things that we have missed out on because of COVID restrictions, but it has often been the simple things that we have perhaps missed the most.

It’s hard to believe that just 12 months ago, a simple thing like picking up your child from outside their classroom, attending an assembly, or even shaking hands were all things that we were unable to do. Simple things that we took for granted, but missed dearly when we could not do them.

The ability to resume these simple things has made 2023 feel even more special.

Welcome Evenings

Last week we held a Welcome Evening and Information Session for our Year 7 students, to assist in the transition to High School. Director of Middle School Student Development, Mr David Webb, talked to parents and caregivers about the year ahead, covering topics such as Canvas, Learning Conversations, SPARK, Canopy, timetables and homework. There was a lot to take in for both parents and students, as they considered how they might thrive during their time in Middle School. The evening finished with an informal time to meet the Middle School teachers over a tasty sausage sizzle.

The sausages were also sizzling in abundance the following evening, as hundreds of Primary School families joined us for their Meet the Teachers Welcome Evening. This event was another “thing” that we have been unable to hold during the last few years. Families explored the school with their children, met the Primary School teachers, and enjoyed some food and coffee with one another.

These are all simple things, but so worthwhile.

We trust that the beginning of the school year has been an enjoyable one, and look forward to enjoying further “Simple Things” with our Cedar community throughout the year.


Mr Peter Thomson, Principal