From the Principal
I am not going to attempt to encapsulate the activity of this term, or even this week, in this newsletter. Too much has happened!
Instead, I might reflect with gratitude on the many conversations that I have had with students in recent weeks about them, their school and their futures. It is a privilege indeed to be in my role, but a loftier privilege to have access to the thoughts, hopes and aspirations of so many young people. After a visit to my office from all of our Preps this week – and what a joy that was – I then met with some Year Elevens regarding other matters of import to them. The difference was striking, of course, but in essence there was much that was the same. Our young people are busy trying out their world, a world that we have some expertise in as the adults in their lives, but also some areas in which we fall quite short. They represent a future marked by challenge and they have been articulating their views and concerns eloquently. Our students, whether six or sixteen, have great validity in their voices and it is important that we provide the opportunity for them to be heard. Here, we do that frequently and within the safety of the school’s boundaries and expectations.
I wish all school families a restful break from the routine of school. For our VCE students, there is plenty to do to keep them busy, of course, and we wish them well in their preparations for the examinations approaching.
Mr Adrian Farrer