2017 Principal's Post June Edition

ACTING PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE - MISS LOUISE DALTON

As another busy term draws to a close there is always plenty to share about our busy learning community.

Our enrolment process for Kindergarten and Year 7 2018 is now completed and acceptance letters have been received. We look forward to formally welcoming these new students into our Catholic Learning Community in the latter part of the year at our Orientation Days. During Term 2 staff have concentrated on developing a ‘Learning Culture’ in our students. We have emphasised the importance of students accepting responsibility for their learning. We have emphasised the need for staff and students to work together as learning partners. Staff have worked diligently in assisting students achieve to their personal best.

Great schools enjoy the support of a strong and involved community. The‘social capital’(theway people interact, work together and support each other) of the school is the ‘glue’ that binds all members together to deliver a great education for all children. I encourage you all, as you move into Semester Two to work collaboratively together, support each other and enjoy the success and satisfaction that this will bring. We congratulate Mr Mark De Vries on his appointment as Santa Sophia’s Foundation Principal. We have been blessed to have Mark as part of our community for the last 2 ½ years. His contribution to the learning and pedagogy of College has been influential. Mark will take up his appointment at the start of T erm 3, however he will continue to teach his Year 12 Business Studies class in preparation for their final exams. We wish Mark all the best in his new endeavours at Santa Sophia. Megan Bertenshaw, Director of Wellbeing is expecting her first child in the next few days. We congratulate her and Jason on such a happy and blessed occasion. May God’s blessings be with them and their little one always. Quality education is a priority for us and it is embedded in a partnership between home and school. The staff of John XXIII and St Mark’s College work very hard to make sure that our students are progressing well.

I hope all our families have a wonderful holiday and manage to keep warm and safe.

Miss Louise Dalton Acting College Principal

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