I trust this finds you all well and managing our State's second lockdown. These challenging times can test our resolve, but I know our community is resilient and incredibly flexible. While most students are learning from home, we continue to support students of essential workers here at school. Our Early Childhood Centre continues to provide face-face experiences for our youngest students. I remain grateful for parents, staff, and students' support as we navigate remote and restructured onsite learning.

If you are anything like me, you can become overwhelmed by the updates on positive numbers, new challenges within or the broader community, and sometimes confronting stories reaching us from overseas. However, I am buoyed by the many positive stories that reach us also and the incredible work being done across our State, country, and the world. I often think it is better to be a seeker of the positive than dwell in the negative. The World Health Organisation has some excellent resources for parents and children. Their #healthyathome – healthy parenting pages have some great ideas about keeping home routines going, staying safe online, and finding new ways to meet the challenges associated with the isolation which we can all feel from time to time.

Beyond Blue also has some excellent online resources. Their pages on 'hopes for the world after the pandemic' are particularly interesting as they reflect the thinking of many young people navigating our new normal.

Of course, The Resilience Project continues to support children and families with some excellent online resources. Their TRP@Home is a hub of activities to bring Gratitude, Empathy, and Mindfulness to your day-to-day life.

Over and above the work and activities being presented by teachers through our Continuous Learning Program, here are some other resources which might be of interest:

Deputy Principal – Head of Minimbah Campus