Over this past week, we have taken part in the Caloundra RSL ANZAC Day March and commemorative services here at the College. Through these events staff, students, and their families have shown their respect and appreciation for the sacrifices made by our defence personnel and their families. Mr Steve Eaton, Schools Liaison Officer for the Caloundra RSL, expressed his deep appreciation for the attendance of a very large contingent of students and their families at the ANZAC Day March on Monday and the musicianship of our marching band who added greatly to the ceremony. Under the leadership of College Chaplain Mr Mark Hauser, pastoral care groups and P-5 classes reflected as they created poppies and chains of remembrance and then participated in very meaningful commemoration services here at the College. We thank all the parents, students, and staff for the respectful way they have engaged in these important ceremonies and services of remembrance. We thank Mr Steve Eaton and Mr Mark Hauser and our musicians capably led by Mrs Helen Williams and Mrs Carlie Purkis, for their leadership at these very special events.
We thank staff, parents, and students who have taken the opportunity to be part of the Senior College Conferences this week. Middle College students and parents will have the opportunity to hone their learning through conferencing with their teachers next week. Advice about how to make bookings for these online interviews was emailed to families on the 20th of April. Please refer to the email for further details.
As a College, we were very pleased with the results and feedback from the extensive survey conducted by consultancy firm MMG last year. We have shared results with staff, students, and the College Council and look forward to using the feedback as part of our strategic planning processes later in the year. We wish to sincerely thank the staff, parents, and students for taking the time to complete the survey. We greatly appreciate the feedback, extent of information, and quality of views expressed. Parents will be emailed a summary of the findings from this survey next week.
Queensland Health has changed the requirements for close contacts effective from 6:00 pm Thursday 28th April. An email will be sent to parents today advising of these changes. Families are encouraged to ensure they have read this email and continue to advise the College when students are close contacts or test positive for COVID-19.
We are looking forward to our Mother’s Day stalls on Wednesday 4th May, the first performance of our Senior College Drama Production ‘Dracula’ on Friday 20th May with the fourth and final show on Saturday 21st May, and coming together as a community for our Open Day on Sunday 15th May.
We give thanks to God for the freedom and opportunities that we experience every day and the service of our defence personnel and their families. We pray that God would be with the defence personnel who have served and continue to serve and their families.
Dr Bronwyn Dolling, Principal