Principal Welcome letter

It is my great privilege and pleasure to write to you as the new Principal of Unity High School.
My first visit to Khartoum and to Unity High School was a little over ten years ago and I remember well the very warm welcome that we were afforded and the eagerness of pupils. Little did I think then that I would one day have the opportunity to work here but we know that God has ways that we cannot comprehend.
I want to thank the School Council for putting their faith in me and allowing me this opportunity to serve as your Principal. I will do my very best to uphold that trust in all that I do. I also want to thank publicly, Dr Jacqueline, Miss Pauline and Miss Hellen and all the staff who have made me so very welcome and helped me to feel a little less ‘new’.
Most members of staff have returned this year and we also welcome some new members of teaching staff.
Unity High School has a long and honourable tradition of providing excellence in educational achievement and fostering strong faith and values. Reading the statements of the recently appointed school prefects, I see their determination to be the best that they can be, a testament to those principles in action in 21st century.
My vocation has always been for teaching as I believe it is instrumental in shaping lives and communities, in forming character and enhancing life opportunities.
I have a wide range of experience in education over some 38 years working in schools as a teacher and headteacher, and as an education adviser. My last role was as Deputy Diocesan Director of Education based in Leeds in the north of England. Whilst this is the first time I have worked in Sudan, I am very much accustomed to multicultural and religiously diverse schools.
At the same time, my family is also very important to me and I look forward to my husband being able to join me here in Khartoum in January. We have two grown up children both of whom are married. Our daughter lives in Scotland and our son in Malaysia so we keep in contact through the wonderful world of technology.
In school, we aim to provide excellent education for each child and will do our very best to achieve this. Occasionally, we may not get it right. Please do talk to us if you have any concerns. Please also tell us when we do something well or there are changes in circumstance that we need to know about, so that we can be partners in your children’s education and development. Normally, the first point of contact will be your child’s form teacher.
I look forward to meeting you and your children in the coming weeks and to working with you to promote their learning and flourishing as individuals and as members of the community and the wider world.
Yours faithfully
Mrs Fiona
Mrs Fiona Beevers BEd (Hons), MA
Principal