Most of Chris Sutton's students weren't born when Love Actually was released in 2003, but it didn't stop the Glenroi Heights Public School assistant principal from channelling the film's iconic Christmas carols scene to tell students how much the school's teachers missed having them at school.
The video, put onto the Glenroi Heights Facebook page, also let students know about the importance of social distancing and explaining how school would start resuming this week, with the help of co-star Eli Kearns.
Eli's father Dylan works at the school, and Mr Sutton said the video showed how important it was for the school's community to stay in contact.
Earlier this year, he was on Sunrise after a similar video - a parody of an infomercial telling students what was in their working from home kits - went viral.
"The purpose was to trying to get the message across to the community that we're missing them at school and we're trying to get across why it's still important to be at home, and getting across the model we're running," he said.
"I was looking at different ways to convey a message ... the idea for Love Actually just popped into my head.
"Our Facebook has been getting a lot of messages and is an important way to get in touch with parents. It's important to get a clear message across about what's happening in schools."
Mr Sutton said it was "nice to get back into teaching again" with the gradual return of students to schools across Orange and the state.
"It was nice yesterday talking to the kids as they were saying to us they actually miss school," he said.
He also thanked the school community for understanding coronvairus has been a difficult time for everyone, especially with some students at the school not having much access to the internet or devices.
"Everyone's been really understanding which is great, the parents have been fantastic with everything we've asked them to do," he said.
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