Mr Wight's Message to the Preparatory School Community

30 Mar 2020


Mr Wight's Message to the Preparatory School Community
Why is it that in troubled times song lyrics seem to have so much more relevance? Or is this just me?
 
I had tears yesterday in the car listening to:
 
We are one, but we are many
And from all the lands on earth we come
We'll share a dream and sing with one voice
"I am, you are, we are Australian"”

 
In light of all that is going on and ahead of us the “we are one” just hit the chord. We are no longer able to think of ourselves in an “us versus them” mindset or an individualistic way; we are all in this together and we need to act as one. I hope this shift lasts far beyond any virus and pandemic. I hope this brings us together more than ever in a true understanding of what really matters in our world and what we can leave behind. I wonder if there will be an enduring shift in consciousness after all this? All those tribal us-them stories don’t seem quite as germane right now. The most relevant unit of society at the moment is the entire human family.
 
So, to our family, our WHOLE FAMILY of humanity, look after one another, and in doing so we will all get through this together. Interestingly, we may be doing this in physical isolation, but we can create the opportunity to share love, kindness and compassion in so many other ways.
 
Please share with us those examples of compassion and unity in our communities. Share with us as well your children’s insights and discoveries.
 
If you need assistance with aspects of home learning please contact your class teacher, Dr Miller (holly.miller@ggs.wa.edu.au) or me (clark.wight@ggs.wa.edu.au). Please also see the support offered for families from our Prep School Psychologist, Aimee Quaife.
 
We can all do this together. As one parent wrote to me yesterday… “I can’t wait for normality to return and the loudest “We are GGS” ever at our first assembly back together.
 
With great respect,
 
 
Clark