There have been many high-profile sporting events this summer, each of them accompanied by media hype and expectation.  We all have expectations of one kind or another and that’s a good thing.  The challenge is to keep a sense of perspective in moving forward when they are not met.
Ashleigh Barty, seeded 1 in the Wimbledon women’s draw, unexpectedly lost in round 4.  At her post match interview she said, “I’m incredibly disappointed right now but it’s only a tennis match.  It’s not the end of the world.”  A pertinent point perhaps for school leaders poring over returned SATs results! 
Enjoy the summer break.   We can expect to be rested, relaxed and re-charged in body, mind and spirit.  We’ll then be better equipped for the fresh challenges and hopeful expectations of the academic year ahead.
      ‘We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.’ – Martin Luther King, Jr.
      ‘Trust people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are
       capable of being.’ – Goethe      
      ‘And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the
       will of God also to us.’ – 2 Corinthians 8 v.5
      ‘Every day in a life fills the whole life with expectation and memory.’ – C.S. Lewis

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