FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Welcome to our first newsletter for 2017. After lying somewhat dormant for the past 6 weeks as schools tend to do, our school campus is alive and buzzing with activity again as we have welcomed our wonderful students back to the new school year. It just reinforces for me that it is people that make this school the wonderful place that it is – students, staff and parents – so a very big welcome back to 2017 to all our school community. For the many new students and families that have joined our school this year, whether in Pre-Kindy, Kindy, Year 7 or other year levels, we hope that your first week here at CCAS has been a good one.
Overall enrolments this year are up substantially on the last few years, which is a combination of less students relocating from CCAS over year end and an increase in demand for new students to join our school. Unfortunately this has led to some waiting lists in some grades which is not something I enjoy. I do love the way our existing students welcome new students to our school and help them to settle in. I did the rounds of our Primary classes earlier in the week and it was lovely to see how settled and connected the new students were already.
We are looking forward to the year ahead. We have introduced a range of new initiatives over the past 12 months which I have shared with you previously – it is important now that we consolidate these new initiatives and fine tune them for the benefit of students and their learning and development, which will be one of our focus points for 2017. Staff are excited about the journey we are on as a school, and I am grateful for their passionate commitment to providing the best educational experiences possible for each child in our caring and nurturing environment. We will keep you posted on some of these new initiatives as we settle into routine for the year ahead.
For our new families you will receive a newsletter via email at the end of each week on Friday, which will normally include an update from myself, as well as news from various areas within the school. It is designed to give you a regular insight into your children’s schooling experience. I hope you enjoy these updates –and again welcome to the new year.