Mr Hibbert’s Christmas Message

Posted: 18th December 2020


This year has been like no other. We’ve learnt so much about ourselves and those around us.

We’ve laughed. We’ve cried. We’ve clapped.

We’ve Zoomed. And we’ve Google Meeted A LOT!

And what we’ve learnt is that no one has all the answers. Not even the Prime minister. But as never before we have learnt that it is OK not to be 100% certain about anything.

Despite everything, 2020 has been a good year. I say this for one very important reason. It has shown us all what is most important. It has definitely brought us closer as a school Community. Parents welcomed teachers into their kitchens and sitting rooms and teachers welcomed boys, girls and parents into their homes. We all got to know each other’s families and pets a lot better. For me, it made me fall even more in love with this amazing little school.

Christmas is magical and Christmas is simple. It is wonderful for me to  watch our children as their excitement grows. Parents, make the most of these years – they will pass way too soon. The Christmas excitement goes deeper than just an excitement to see what wonderful gifts Santa will bring.  Don’t get me wrong…Santa is a BIG deal and so are gifts, but Christmas is about so much more than that. Christmas is the feeling that is in the air, the smells, the sights, the sounds and the closeness of those you love.  

As adults I think it is very easy to think that our Children can’t have a good Christmas without a lot of toys and constant activities. So we overload our schedules with events and we overload our budget with gifts. This year COVID 19 will force us to do things differently. Let’s embrace that! In the end it really is the simple things that mean the most and time spent with loved ones that is priceless. 

One of my favourite Christmas memories is my mum reading “The Night Before Christmas” poem to my sister, brother and I while my dad looked on at the three of us snuggled up in my parents bed. 

On Christmas Eve why not start doing this or something similar as your own family tradition? Remember the simple things have the most meaning.  

This Christmas, take time to appreciate the gift that Lockdown has given us – time with those most precious to us – time with our children.

Today I ask you to put all the worries and concerns of 2020 aside and see Christmas through the eyes of your children. Spend the next few days marvelling at the joy of childhood. Be present in this moment and enjoy Christmas with your families.

A huge thank you to EVERY member of the Edenhurst staff for your hard work in getting us to this point this year and to our wonderful families for their continued support of OUR Special little school.

A Christmas Blessing

May you be filled with the wonder of Mary, the obedience of Joseph, the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the determination of the magi, and the peace of the Christ child. The Lord bless you now and forever.

Merry Christmas everyone and may all your Christmas Dreams come true.


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