Student leaders welcome returning classmates

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Our Senior Leaders have urged their returning classmates to show Ursuline spirit and to ‘Take a chance’ to serve each other during the COVID-19 crisis.

Monday 11 May was a very special day, as the doors of St Ursula’s College Kingsgrove flew open to welcome students back for regular classroom learning.

Lead by our College Captain Bianca Stanghieri and Vice Captain Sarah Mok, our Senior Leaders gave their classmates a big welcome and some wise advice:

“On behalf of the Senior Leadership Team, we hope you all had a relaxing, rejuvenating, but most of all a safe break. We are so happy to see you all back at school and ready for another term.

We know the last couple of months have been challenging, and that this change has been difficult. This is the first time the world has been made to work together against a common cause.

But we can also see COVID-19 as a chance – a chance to put others first, a chance to connect to those who matter to us most and a chance to work together as a team and to be socially responsible.

Although we can’t hug each other, a kind smile does go a long way. In these times, ‘Take a chance’ to show your friends, family and the wider community who you really are.”

This social responsibility continues at College, so here are some tips to stay COVID safe:

Tips to stay COVID safe

  1. Remember to keep good personal hygiene. We have the new addition of hand sanitiser available at the front of the school and in all the classrooms. Please utilise these facilities before you enter the school and before going to recess or lunch
  2. You will also see that the tables are being disinfected regularly, so please work cooperatively with the teachers
  3. Most of all, make sure that you are keeping social distancing rules by keeping 1.5 metres apart. I know it has been a long time since you’ve seen your friends, but a friendly tap on the elbow to greet them will do the trick
  4. Finally, if you are feeling unwell, please don’t come to school.

Essentially, COVID-19 is a chance to serve. Together we can make a difference. Don’t forget that 2020 is a time to ‘Take a chance’ and that together we are stronger.

Have a lovely first week back – and don’t forget to wash your hands!”

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