School's tribute to France and Freedom of Expression, tomorrow 21st October
Dear parents and carers,
The emotion and the trauma are immense in France, as a result of the terrorist attack which cost the life of Mr. Paty, History-Geography teacher, last Friday, in Conflans Sainte Honorine, near Paris, because he taught freedom of speech.
Telopea Park school and Narrabundah College will join in the national tribute which will be paid tomorrow, at the Sorbonne in Paris with the presence of the French President.
The French flag flying in front of the main entrance of the school will be at half mast tomorrow all day.
Between 9.45 am and 9.50 am, a minute of silence will be observed in class, by all students, teachers and staff.
It will be a moment to pay tribute and for all of our students to have in mind the importance of freedom of expression, the importance of the freedom to teach freedom of expression which are among the foundations of our democracies.
I sincerely thank Kerrie Blain, Kerrie Grundy, all Australian colleagues and Australian students for joining in this tribute.
Thank you for your understanding and all the support you will give particularly to the French teachers affected by this tragedy.
David Binan, Proviseur