Your thank you messages to schools, teachers and children after a strange year
PUBLISHED: 12:45 01 August 2020
The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.
In what has been a difficult year for schools due to the coronavirus pandemic, teachers and fellow staff have gone above and beyond to do their best for children in extreme circumstances.
Many parents and pupils have taken this opportunity to send a message to say thank you – to key workers and staff brilliant at putting their child at ease during lockdown, or who helped with homeschooling and reassured them on their return to classes. And, in return, school staff wish their pupils good luck for the future.
To Year 11 and Year 13 pupils, St Aloysius’ College.
Year 11 and Year 13 2020 will go down in history books as the cohort whose GCSE’s and A-Levels were put on hold as the world paused.
It is disappointing for our students not to be able to sit their anticipated exams after their mass of work – we hope your hard work and commitment will be reflected in the outcomes awarded and we look forward to celebrating with you on results day in August.
Although your End of Year celebrations were abruptly cancelled, we hope to see you all at our annual Celebration of Success Evening in December. We wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.
We look forward to welcoming Year 11 leavers back to St Aloysius’ College Sixth Form, and wish Year 13 leavers the very best of luck in the next chapter of their education.
St Aloysius’ College
To Verity and Lana, class 2, Fitzjohn’s Primary School.
The dedication to the home learning and massive effort put in during lockdown was inspirational.
I really do value the work you teachers/assistants put into learning and well being of our children. This is a special thank you.
Isla Sullivan-Murphy, Class 2
To the teachers and staff of Abacus Belsize Primary.
Thank you for everything you’ve done to support our child Peter, and family throughout the year and especially during lockdown. Weekly calls, video recorded assembly messages and Google Classroom helped keep our son from feeling so isolated and kept motivated in his home learning.
He was so happy to have been able to return for the final two weeks of the year. I know it was a huge logistical challenge but it was valuable for the kids to get that time with their teachers and friends. He so enjoyed his return to school he wished summer holiday wasn’t starting so soon. A child who wants more school and less summer break – imagine!
To Miss Walker, Mrs Briody and all the team at Abacus Belsize Primary School.
Thank you for making such a positive difference to us during these trying times.
We can’t wait to see you all in September!
To Year 11, St Aloysius’ College.
I am proud to have been your head of year.
I can recall the first day I met many of you in Year 7 with giant seaming blazers and oversized bags. And now many of you stand taller than me as young men ready for your next stage.
I hope you’ve all learnt something (maybe even from your mistakes along the way), grown as a people and built friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. I know that school isn’t always easy, for lots of different reasons, and some of you will have found it easier or harder than others. It is one of many great life journeys.
Go out and be the best that you can be.
Dr Ali Khan, head of Year 11, 2020
To Miss Chandler, Mr Elgar and Miss Rubena (Year 2), Mr Owens, Miss Newell and Miss Anna (reception) of Abacus Belsize Primary School.
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We wanted to say a big thanks to all the brilliant staff members for their kind and ongoing support during the months of lockdown. Your weekly phone calls and chats with our boys have been a ray of light during these stressful times.
Thank you also for organising our children’s return to school and for keeping them safe, happy and anxiety free. We know how challenging it must have been, especially considering Abacus’ unique circumstances.
Ofer, Jenny, Alon (year 2) and Yonatan (reception) Shayo
To all the teachers and staff of Abacus Belsize Primary School.
We would like to say a big thank you for your hard work and wonderful support to our family during this tough time.
To Year 13, St Aloysius’ College.
It has been a pleasure seeing you grow into remarkable young adults.
Over the past two years we have seen you develop your confidence and independence, and are positive you will all achieve great success in your futures.
We hope that your time at St Aloysius’ College Sixth Form has not only provided you with a strong academic foundation, but also valuable and varied enrichment experiences. Although we are sad to see you go, we are excited for you to embark on the next chapter of your lives. We wish each and every one of you a bright and prosperous future!
The Sixth Form Team
To Miss Chandler of Abacus Belsize Primary School.
Thank you so much for being a brilliant teacher to Tyler Levine during a very tumultuous Year 2.
It was wonderful to watch him learn and grow so much under your care and expertise.
Have a lovely summer and a well earned rest!
From Tyler’s mum and dad xxx
To Hornsey School for Girls, Year 11, class of 2020.
We have watched you grow up into bright, independent, inspiring young people and we are exceptionally proud of you.
We will miss you all and we thank you for the wonderful memories.
Good luck and be happy.
To Miss Walker and Miss Hamer of Abacus Belsize Primary School.
We wish you a wonderful summer holiday!
Thank you both!
Sam and Ben
To Miss Chandler, Mr Elgar and Rabina of Abacus Belsize Primary School.
Thank you so much for teaching me and the movies you sent us during the coronavirus.
Thank you for calling me every week.
Also thank you for the last two weeks - it was really fun going to school.
Lior Stein, Year 2
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