We are all very excited about the return of the children to school this week. Obviously we have been working hard on all the safety procedures but it is so exhilarating to have the place brimming again with energy, to hear chatter again in the dining hall and laughter in the playground. I want to thank you very much for all that you have done over the past couple of months to ensure that the education of the children has been as good as it possibly can be. It would not have worked without you. Having received a number of emails and letters from you during lockdown, it’s made me realise just how difficult the period has been, combining work and school, in whatever order!  Thank you so much. I also want to thank the teachers at St. Francis who have been incomparable in the way in which they have adapted their normal practices and I know how much more effort it takes to organise online lessons. I would also like to thank all the support staff for their efforts and hard work.