From Our Head of College

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As I write this letter, my wife and I, together with our two children, are about to complete our two-week quarantine here in Seoul. This time has given us space to reflect upon what it means to be joining the Dulwich College Seoul community under these unique circumstances. As parents, we have watched our children get to grips with the new ‘normal’ of learning from home. We have watched their teachers undertake this incredible transition virtually overnight. And all of this has happened against the backdrop of a pandemic that continues to devastate communities across the globe. As if this were not enough, the year of 2020 is lining up to be the hottest year on record.

Yet, in every challenge there is opportunity. I have followed the efforts of the Dulwich College Seoul community, and the wider Dulwich family of Schools and Colleges, over these past months in supporting students with the new realities of remote learning, and it has been remarkable to see the level of adaptability and resilience expressed by you all. Over the coming months, and as we move through the 2020-2021 academic year and beyond, it is essential that we all take time to meaningfully reflect as we attempt to redefine the conditions needed to secure a brighter, kinder and more inclusive future. Our young people have enormous potential and it is our collective responsibility to nurture the development of every individual in order for new generations to find innovative and creative solutions to the challenges we face.

My family and I are very excited to be joining the Dulwich College Seoul community and look forward to getting to know you all, over these coming months. We look forward to exploring this remarkable country and learning more about its history, culture and language. Please do not hesitate to drop by my office or stop me on the corridors to say hello.

I will leave you with two thoughts to reflect upon:

세상에서 보고 싶은 변화가 있다면 당신 스스로 그 변화가 되어라
Be the change you want to see in the world

해안이 보이지 않는 것을 이겨낼 용기가 없다면 절대로 바다를 건널 수 없다
You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore

With my warmest regards,

Gudmundur Hegner Jonsson
Head of College

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