Principal's Message (12 May, 2023)
I hope that this edition of our newsletter finds you well. As I move around our College, it is pleasing to see our students engaged in their learning, and for many, the perseverance and dedication they are giving their assessment tasks. I am proud of the attitude and effort every student gives shows.
It was wonderful to welcome so many existing and new families to our Open Day on Wednesday! God has truly blessed our College and it is so evident in the strength of our community, the engagement of our students, the commitment to quality education, the genuine relationships between staff, students and parents, and our state-of-the-art learning facilities. I am very grateful for the staff who shared the many opportunities they are passionate about, and for the many students who helped. I really enjoyed leading tours and meeting many families. Open Day is not the only opportunity to see our wonderful College in action; you can book a personalised tour at any stage through the year.
As a College, our commitment to child safety is unwavering. One such way we show this, often unseen but very important, is the provision of first aid during the day. Our Front Office provides first aid to all students and contacts parents if it is appropriate to refer the student to a medical practitioner. I am pleased to advise that we are continuing to significantly increase the number of staff trained in first aid, to ensure we can provide the best possible care.
As we approach Mother’s Day, I pray that all the mothers in our community have a wonderful day, where you feel honoured and celebrated for the incredible contribution you make in the lives of your child/ren. You may not always see the rewards of your outpouring of love, encouragement, generosity, hope and care, but the seeds are still planted. I am incredibly grateful for my Mum who instilled strong Christian values in me and has continued to play a significant part right through my life. I trust this weekend will be an opportunity to reflect on the important role you play.
Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement in our College community.
Mr James Phillips, Principal