Dear Students, Teachers, Parents and Well Wishers,
Hope you are all keeping well and safe whilst learning to live with the Pandemic according to the “New Norm”. Our school too has adjusted accordingly and we have learned to impart education effectively, efficiently and safely using Google Classroom with Google Meet. We started our new Academic Year towards end of August, started online schooling and successfully implemented Google Meet.
October 2021 is indeed, both a busy and special month for us. Busy because we are having mid-term assessments for our Grade 3 and above pupils, re-opened our school gates once again under Government health guidelines for Play Group, Nursery, Lower Kindergarten and Upper Kindergarten students and conducting Parent Teacher Days for all grades. In addition, it is a special month because October is when we celebrate Children’s Day and Teachers’ Day. Children and Teachers are our two most valuable stakeholders and assets!
The Children’s Day in Sri Lanka falls on 1st October. It is a day where we focus on increasing public awareness about rights of children. It is also a day where we honour children and ensure that children are both recognized and celebrated. We want all our students to feel safe, healthy, confident, happy and successful always! That is what I together with my staff wish for our students!
My dear students, I also want you to take a moment as you celebrate to reflect on the current world. The Covid-19 pandemic in particular was very difficult for everyone, especially for children. I want you to make a determination that you will study hard henceforth in order to contribute to yourself, your parents, alma mater and the world at large. Be ethical, maintain integrity, give your fullest always and live and work in life in a sustainable manner so that future generations too can celebrate Children’s Day with joy, just like you did on this day!
The Teachers’ Day in Sri Lanka falls on 6th October. Usually school Principals and Teachers are honoured and appreciated by students and parents on this day throughout the country.
Why are teachers important? Teachers truly are the backbone of society. They are role models to children, offer guidance, work with dedication and give young people the power of education. Because of teachers, countries are able to further develop socially and economically. Teaching is the mother of all professions!
What makes a great teacher? Compassion, passion for learning and children, understanding, patience, ability to be a role model, communication across generations and cultures and willingness to put in the effort. At Wycherley, Gampaha we have truly great teachers!
Parents and well-wishers, please take a moment to appreciate your children and thank the teachers of your child and teachers who had taught you in this special month of October!
I take this moment to thank all of you for your continued support! Stay safe and remain positive and hopeful of wonderful things that are coming in abundance soon!
Mr. Malith Kumarasinghe (MBA[UK], BA (Hons [UK])
Wycherley International School, Gampaha