FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Awards, Reports and Holidays
by Mr Tony Kent
It is a bit strange sitting down with the realisation that this is our last newsletter for the year, and that this time next week your children will be adjusting to their new reality of holidays for an extended period over Christmas.
The next few days here at CCAS will be about celebration, both through activity days and fun events, and through our Award Programs next Wednesday. Another year of schooling is almost over, and it is appropriate to celebrate together what your children have achieved – and there is much to celebrate – as we finish off the year.
As I reflect back on the year that has passed, it is with both a sense of satisfaction at what has been achieved, both by individuals and collectively as a school, and gratitude for the privilege to lead this amazing school through another year as we prepare your children for their future lives through education. Let me take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all our parents for your support throughout this year – this is a special community of people, and it is an honour to be part of it.
Remember that final reports for students will be provided online through the SEQTA parent portal this year to all families. If you have difficulty accessing these for any reason please contact Administration directly in either Primary or Secondary. Reports will be available later on Wednesday next week. The Award Programs will be the last official commitment for students in 2018. Staff will be involved in PD training and finalisation of programs on Thursday and Friday of next week. Our Administration Office will remain open until December 15, at which point it will close for the Christmas break, re-opening on January 15.
As many will be aware, our annual Road to Bethlehem program is taking a break this year, but will return in 2018 refreshed and revitalised. It is already feeling a bit strange not to be gearing up for RTB, and I know it will be missed by many. I trust that everyone will be able to find ways to experience the blessing of the Christmas story this year end.