We thought that it would be a good idea to let you know how things are going in Port Elizabeth. We are now into our second week in the school. Inevitably there was a lot to learn during week one but, with a refreshing week-end of rest and some sight-seeing, we were ready to face the challenges of the second week.
We had a very useful meeting with Paul last Friday and he has helped sort out a few teething difficulties, underlining the fact that we are here to work with the teachers rather than instead of them. It is a bit of a culture shock when teachers walk in and out of the classroom with some frequency! We also did some target-setting (e.g. organising meetings with parents and teacher groups).
We are so glad that we have made it here after so many delays. A month appears such a short time now to make an impact but we are getting there and everyone, especially the new principal, is extremely welcoming and helpful.
Best wishes to you and all your P & P colleagues.