From the Principal
I am certainly enjoying getting to know all things Cathedral College during my first few weeks in the job. This has involved hundreds of individual conversations with students, staff, parents and friends in a range of formal and informal settings around the school grounds. There is a distinct sense of openness and acceptance from all members of the Cathedral College community and this is a characteristic of our school that should be acknowledged and celebrated. Through my interactions with the school community, I am definitely gaining an understanding of what makes Cathedral such a special place to be a part of.
This period of time is also valuable as I continue to view our school through ‘new eyes’. This means that I am taking the opportunity to look at all aspects of our school operations; conscious of the many things we are doing well and identifying areas that we could bring some improvement to. I sincerely thank all members of the school community who have provided responses to my two questions;
- What should never be changed at Cathedral College?
- Where are the opportunities to improve our College?
Our three School Swimming Carnivals held last week were exceptional sporting events. The days were filled with excellent swimming, joyous and sustained cheering and a large amount of fun and house spirit. My sincere thanks goes to our Sports Coordinator, Matt Lane for his expert organisation of our three Swimming Carnivals.
This week sees our Year Seven students embarking on their three-day camp to Howman’s Gap. The days will be filled with exciting outdoor activities that will challenge the mind and body. These learning environments outside the classroom can be invaluable opportunities for students to gain an understanding of their personal strengths and to further develop connections and friendships within their cohort. I wish all our Year Seven students and accompanying staff all the best for this memorable experience.
Mr Nick Jones