FROM THE PRINCIPAL
by Mr Tony Kent
When you are responsible for writing a weekly update from the Principal’s Desk, on life here at CCAS, it is easy to default to the special events, highlight experiences or report on educational issues or hot topics all of which are hopefully of interest to you as parents.
I had cause this week to reflect on a typical day in the life of students here at CCAS, both from a Primary and Secondary perspective. What I learnt is that there is no such thing as typical, and for this I need to give credit to our wonderful and innovative teachers. Sure, there is a timetable that provides a structure and sequence to the classes in a given day, but the diversity of learning experiences that students are experiencing within those classes are anything but routine.
The nature of education in the 21st Century here at CCAS means that our students rarely experience what I would describe as passive learning, that traditional classroom experience where the teacher stands at the front of the room and delivers content for the students to absorb, which possibly reflects our memory of school. Students today engage in a diverse range of experiences as they collaborate, critically analyse and then problem solve, design, communicate, research and present, applying knowledge and content to new and diverse situations and applications. These experiences are preparing them for the real world beyond school. I am grateful to oversee a team of staff who have embraced the challenges of delivering education that truly does prepare your children for a rapidly changing world, but grounded in values, morals and a Christian worldview.
Life is never boring here at CCAS!