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While the world is concentrating on the covid crisis, there is a quiet revolution happening in all our lives. Without fanfare and out of necessity people are changing the way they work. When the vaccinations are rolled out and this pandemic is consigned to history it is doubtful that we will ever return to working the way we did before covid( ‘BC’). All our futures will be different because of the changes taking place today. Are we getting ready for life after covid (‘AC’).
School has always been as much about preparing you for life as it has been about getting good grades. Online school is preparing you for this new reality which we will all have to embrace. We are all learning how to do this together. Don’t get left behind. Engage with your teachers, log into Microsoft Teams and take part in your classes.
Now for a few notices
- It is vital that every student logs onto Microsoft Teams at 9am every morning and stays logged in until school ends at 3.45. You will only receive notifications for your class through Microsoft Teams. We are following the timetable and classes are continuing as normal online. It is your responsibility to log into Microsoft Teams and be available for class.
- On the same theme we are contacting students and parents to ensure that everybody is attending class. Every single student who has followed our advice has been able to return to class. If you are having difficulties logging into your classes, please let us know immediately and we will get you sorted.
- Last week was about getting used to online classes, this week is about getting attendance sorted. We will do whatever we have to do to get everybody back to school. There are no excuses. You must attend school.
- Good turnout at our first online Chess meeting. We have set up an online Chess club. Just go to lichess.org and look up LCC2021 Chess Club. Tournaments, competitions and lessons are available and it is good fun!
- Finally there has been a very positive response to the article by Joe O Brien about our school that we put up on our Facebook page. Take a moment to read it….and be proud of the achievements of your school.
Now we take a moment to read the reflection that Ms Keenan has shared with us this morning.
1) Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
2) Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
3) Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
4) Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a time anyway.
5) Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.
6) Thou shall not borrow other people’s problems. They can better care for them than you can.
7) Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now!
8) Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.
9) Thou shall not become “bogged down” by frustration, for 90% of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.
10) Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to big ones.