FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Camps, New Chaplain and a Great Year Ahead
As we approach the end of the fourth week of school it is pleasing to see everyone settling into the routine of school life, and embracing their learning opportunities. New students have assimilated well, and there is a sense of positivity and acceptance that continues to reflect the culture of CCAS. It all bodes well for a great year ahead.
It has been a pleasure to spend the majority of this week on camp with our Year 7 class. I value these opportunities to get to know our students and, with such a large group of new students joining us in Year 7, it has been an invaluable opportunity. It was a little sad to have to leave them last night to drive back to the Central Coast, and back to the reality of the office routine today. I have shared previously the value I see in our Camp and Outdoor Education program, and the transformation I observed this week in our Year 7 students as they faced new challenges, built friendship networks and a positive class culture has only confirmed that belief. I also want to acknowledge and affirm the role a number of our Year 11 students played as counsellors and mentors to our Year 7 students on this camp. This is a great growing experience for them and they were all amazing this week – a pleasure to work with and credit to the school and their respective families.
As I shared in an email to families earlier this week we are pleased to welcome Pr Leighton Heise to our Chaplaincy Team, taking over from the much-loved Mr Elia Crevar. Pr Heise has an extensive background in chaplaincy, ministry and teaching and will be a great addition to our team. I am sure he will be appreciated by our secondary students and his first introduction to the students will be at chapels on Monday.
We have quite a bit to share with you this week so I hope you enjoy the updates and news in this edition.