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30 Jul 2021

Due to return to campus more regularly next week, I look forward to putting the finishing touches to a letter to parents scheduled for delivery on Thursday - I'm also excited to be able to re-engage with plans for staff induction, the development and launch of our Strategic Plan, and a series of recommendations emerging from a diversity audit of the core curriculum conducted during the course of Spring.

A new school year will begin in just a few short weeks: it's dawn will bring great optimism. What a privilege it is to be able to contemplate the return of students and usual school services with such a firm degree of confidence following the tumultuous summer of 2020. Mindful that circumstances can change swiftly, we continue to monitor regional statistics closely - and our thoughts remain with those more significantly affected.

23 Jul 2021

As we approach the end of July, time away from school now revolves around a very specific set of priorities defined almost exclusively by the heady enthusiasm of a boy very ready for the start of his first academic year. This periodic professional decoupling allows for rest, reflection and recuperation - it will prove enormously valuable at the point of return.

Next week, I will plan for a return to campus. Re-engagement with plans for induction, a first meeting in person with one of our newest recruits and the finalisation of plans for a series of Central-based pop-up events sit high on the agenda. I will also need to put the finishing touches to a first letter to parents prior to delivery on 5th August.

16 Jul 2021

The opportunity to connect with one of our newest arrivals via conference call on Monday afternoon also provided a good excuse to bring my son onto campus for his very first uniform fitting ahead of an August start in Nursery. 

While now off campus, I remain in close contact with the operational team in the knowledge that parent meetings continue throughout the summer. Plans for the hosting of a series of Central-based pop-up events later this summer have also begun to take shape, as we look ahead towards the start of a new school year with ambition and optimism.

09 Jul 2021

I have spent the first week of an extended school break on campus, mapping out the summer period with the operational team and preparing for the induction of academic staff. Also able to host a Digital Campus tour and catch up with newly appointed Chair of the Shrewsbury Parents Association, Ms Marie Bernal, we've certainly made the most of the relative quiet. 

I look forward to catching up with one of our newest recruits on Monday afternoon, but will then take a break of my own - and I very much look forward to spending some quality time with my family before the littlest member joins his first Shrewsbury class in August.

02 Jul 2021

We look ahead to what I hope will prove to be a restful summer break in the knowledge that most families connected with the school are scheduled to remain in Hong Kong between now and August. I urge them to make the most of their time together and the incredible benefits of life in the region. 

Those departing leave with our very best wishes and a firm intention to remain in contact. Next year, we welcome a record number of students onto campus - growth that will see an increase in both volume and diversity.

I plan to take a few weeks away from campus in July, but will remain closely connected to the efforts of operational colleagues and an Admissions Team with a busy schedule.

Next week will bring a chance to reflect - and to plan: for the arrival of new students and teammates, for the induction of school staff, and for the launch of a Strategic Plan designed to guide our journey forward over the course of the next decade.