From the Principal
Congratulations to all on completing a terrific, albeit busy term. It is the transition term in lots of ways, perhaps in part demonstrated by the knowledge that the first Monday of term reached 28 degrees, yet it was -0.4 this morning!
This week’s Viking Solstice is an excellent illustration of transition, too, and I don’t mean the obvious transition of Year Eights into fierce Viking warriors or legendary gods, but rather the transition through evolution that continues to occur in our young school. Last year’s event was great fun, engaging and the start of something really impressive. This year’s event was even better fun, thoroughly engaging for all and really impressive! It takes time for vision to land and gain traction as action, and the Viking Solstice this year was the embodiment of a concept moving from the first, brave and exciting iteration to something already more substantial both in the event and in the school’s consciousness. Congratulations to all for their efforts, supported wonderfully by staff, but particularly to Campbell Timms of Year Eight who wrote the key aspect of the night’s entertainment, a play which was performed twice. The play was an authentic drama laced with arresting humour; the perfect vehicle for our talented band of actors. Through their efforts, and the efforts of all of the various stall holders (food, technology, weapons, metalwork etc.) a humble vision has already been realised and has evolved into a better version of itself.
Another vision that landed this week was the Cathedral College Wangaratta Strategic Plan. School Council passed the document which is the result of eighteen months of planning and will guide our actions for the next five years. We are confident that it will assist the new Principal in the form of a framework to drive our evolution into the medium term. The document itself is undergoing some beautification and will be made available to our school community once it is well dressed!
Thank you to all of our school families for the trust that you place in our evolving school. We hold fast to the culture that defines us, yet look to improve our students’ experiences and opportunities at every step of the way. All the best for the break from the routine of school.
Mr Adrian Farrer