This week has truly been an amazing week for Island School. Moving between Borrett Road and the temporary sites over term break was a tremendously challenging exercise conducted over a very short time scale.
I have been amazed by how smoothly the transition has gone, how settled our students have been and by how quickly they returned to their learning journey.
The warm welcome we have received by the housing associations, local Councillors and residents has been phenomenal in helping us settle in.
Whilst the key to this success has been the thorough planning undertaken over the past few years and the incredible dedication of staff, the magic has been provided by our school culture driven by our core values.
Change is often challenging but I have been inspired by the way the students have adapted so quickly.
As with any large scale project the next couple of months will be used to fine tune everything including personalising our facilities, adapting routines, undertaking additional minor building projects and working with partners such as Kwoon Chong (bus company) to improve efficiency of service.
Today ESF CEO Belinda Greer inspected the sites and spoke with many students and staff and commented to me on how impressed she was with what she saw.
I would like to thank all parents and care givers for the unwavering patience and the support you have offered. It has been instrumental in getting us to this point and I am very grateful for your encouragement.
We are planning an official open day on the 7th of February and I look forward to welcoming you all to our sites and showing you the advantages that our new sites offer.