On their first day of school in 2023, Class 1 children met in the Kindergarten playground where excitement and anticipation filled the air. They were supported by last year's teacher, Sarah David, Senior Teacher Catherine Pilko, Deputy Head of School (K-6), Dani Finch and Head of School, Diana Drummond. They shared their morning song together before walking through the playground up to the Class 1 area, their new haven at school. The Class 2 children formed a beautiful 'Rainbow Bridge' made with long silk and flowers. The Kindergarten teacher shared a farewell for now and gave each child a flower to take with them 'under the rainbow bridge' to the other side, where their new Class 1 teacher was warmly waiting. This year's Class 1 teacher Jonathan Shaw greeted them and they made their way as new Class 1 students- an important right of passage and a symbolic moment. The special 'Class Teacher' period thus begins, and Jonathan Shaw will now nurture and guide these children through their primary years with the supportive assistance of other specialist teachers. What a beautiful way to welcome the school year and the gentle transition to the 'Class Teacher' chapter. And what a sparkling morning it was!