From the Principal
I had the exceptional fortune on ANZAC Day of joining with our marching band in the Brisbane ANZAC Parade. What an honour! The heavy rain did keep many away but there was still a generous crowd applauding Mrs Burke and our fantastic students. I know that many in our community will have seen the footage from the official coverage. They did more than hold their own alongside some of the much more established Brisbane schools. It was magnificent.
I want to thank all community members who contributed, in whatever form, to my Principal Review in early March. Thank you also to the parents who made a point of emailing or calling with positive wishes. I see this review as essential to the ongoing success of our College. Leadership of a College is a big responsibility and transparent accountability to the community of students, staff and parents is a non-negotiable. I have now received the full report, but in the interests of brevity I have placed on the College website the commendations and recommendations. It is here.
The recommendations are very timely as they align to many emerging priorities and we have started as a College to look into many of these. We will discuss these in greater depth at the Parent Partnership Forum on 10 May.
Please be aware that week beginning 9 May is NAPLAN for our years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Parents will have received correspondence from Mrs Adler and Mr Bracken about the importance of devices being charged and students being rested. Please remember that this is just another week of school! Some children will be anxious and we try to not amplify these feelings through encouraging a normal routine.
I hope you are all adjusting to the cooler weather and feel rested after the break. We have a busy term ahead of us. Please take care and stay safe.
Mr Chris Gabbett