It was last June when we unfortunately had to close our school for two days due to haze caused by smoke from agricultural farmland fires.
On Tuesday this week the haze, this time accentuated by the prolonged dry period, disrupted outdoor activities at both campuses. The haze has improved towards the end of week with the API levels dropping to a moderate level meaning outdoor activities can continue as normal.
We want to assure parents that we are monitoring the situation very closely and have put in place a specific Air Pollution Policy which clarifies the school’s actions at each API level. You can find this policy and all our other school policies under Comms>Policies on the Parent Portal.
We haven’t let the haze deter our budding musicians and actors however. Students have been treated to music, drama and sporting performances from around the world at break and lunch times during International Week at the Secondary Campus. Rehearsals have also continued in earnest with more students taking the stage next week in Year 2’s globe-trotting performance of ’80 Days Around the World’ and in ‘SH4KESPEARE’, the annual school production at Equine Park.
I would encourage as many of you as possible to come and see SH4KESPEARE. Tickets are currently available from the Accounts offices at both campuses. Last year’s highly acclaimed production of ‘Sweeney Todd’ received rave reviews in the local press and from audiences alike. This year’s production, involving students from Years 7 to 13, promises more of the same high calibre student performances. The curtain rises on Tuesday 11th March with further performances on Wednesday 12th, Thursday 13th and Friday 14th March. Break a leg to all involved on stage and behind the scenes.
Have a lovely weekend.
Director of School