Dear Parents & Guardians,
At the end of 2018, the Head of the Junior School, Mrs. Barbara Bauskin (Mrs. B. as she is affectionately known) reaches the end of her contract with Bishop Bavin. With the significant changes coming to the Prep and Junior schools at the start of 2019, it has been agreed that Mrs B will finish up as Head of the Junior School and Pre-School at the end of this year.
Mrs B. will have been with Bishop Bavin for ten years, and she has truly left an indelible mark on our school. Her passion for her little ones, her commitment to her teachers and parents, and her willingness to try new things and introduce new elements to the curriculum will long be remembered. I have really appreciated how in touch she is with what is happening in the Junior School on a day-to-day basis, and that she knows every child well. Her presence will be sorely missed next year.
We will shortly begin advertising for a successor for Mrs B. for 2019, and will be particularly looking for an Early Childhood Development specialist to lead the pre-school, as the Foundation Phase (grades 1 to 3) will form part of the Prep School from January. We will keep you posted of developments during the year, and will find an appropriate occasion to say a proper good-bye and thank-you to Mrs B. closer to the end of the year.