Message from Tom Babits, head of Primary Division
I invite you all to read the article on the traffic situation at UCC in the Whole School part of Heads Up. Just to add to that article, we really appreciate enormously the original comments (many from parents) that helped to create the initiative to make these improvements and the support and cooperation that 99 per cent of the drivers have exhibited on a daily basis. The change in time and anxiety has been huge, and now it’s up to all of us to ensure that this approach continues to be respected, whether there are people on duty or not.
There are still some days that are tougher than others, so please allow me to make a couple of suggestions about pick-up. We shall work on getting the boys ready at the advertised time, but one thing that would greatly improve pick-up and would help us is if cars could be here after the advertised time and not at that time and not before. We’re talking a few minutes here, but having 10-plus cars waiting for 15 minutes and taking all the spaces isn’t helpful. As a reminder, here’s the schedule:
SK to Form 2: 3:10 p.m.
Forms 3 and 4: 3:20 p.m.
Form 5: 3:30 p.m.
We’ve enjoyed stunning assemblies this week with strong messaging on how we must treat each other, and personal stories about being bullied from Mr. Ma and Mr. Schmidt. This morning there was an emphasis on music with a beautiful performance by our Form 7 Band and a French rap excellently demonstrated by Form 5 boys. We learn at every assembly.
With the Festival of Carols at the Upper School on Sunday afternoon, the December concert at the Prep on Monday evening (for Forms 5 to 7) and the Primary concert on Wednesday afternoon, we’re in for a delightful week.
Thanks for reading.