From the Principal
I had the pleasure this week of experiencing two wonderful events at the very end and very beginning of our College journey.
The School Based Apprenticeship Thank You Breakfast was held at the St Patrick’s Cathedral Centre on Wednesday. This is always a fantastic function. When as Principal I write and speak of ‘academic excellence’ very often what is heard is a desire that EVERY student is engaging in explicitly intellectual and university-destined pathways. This is not the intention. We are very fortunate that many of our senior students choose School Based Apprenticeships that complement and enhance their own skills and passions. We have had huge success with these and with our dedicated careers professionals operating in the school I know we will continue to do so.
I want to offer really sincere congratulations to the year 12 students who graduated from the SBA program on Wednesday. You are modelling for your younger peers a positive attitude to learning and skill development. Thank you also to the employers and parents who have supported.
The first Prep Transition morning was on Tuesday. What a real joy it is to welcome new parents (and established parents) to the Prep area for a relaxed immersion in the play areas and classrooms. Seeing the bonds of community being formed by the children and their parents was lovely. The next Prep Transition Day will be next Tuesday and I am looking forward to formally welcoming our newest members to our community.
Please do consider joining our Hike for Homeless team too - last time I checked we were topping the leader board for school's fundraising!
Lastly – a huge congratulations to our Queensland All Schools Touch teams. You were outstanding ambassadors for the College and you simply keep getting better. Competing at that standard is just fantastic. Well done!
Mr Chris Gabbett