FROM THE PRINCIPAL
Take a Breath!
I don’t know if this is true for you but it seems an eternity ago that we started the school year – the purchasing of uniforms and school books, the nervousness of the first day in a new classroom or, for some, a new school, parent information nights and all the other things that happen in the first few days and weeks of the school year.
Ten weeks later and so much has happened. January and the start of school seems like a distant memory. Students grow and mature and change so much during their time at school and, as I reflect on the last 10 weeks I see so much evidence of that.
More than 15% of our students started at CCAS for the first time in January, and I have seen them settle and establish themselves within our school community as well as progress in their learning. Our Year 7 students have adjusted to high school, our senior students have accepted the mantle of responsibility and leadership and are changed individuals as a result. Even students moving from one year level to the next brings with it change and maturity.
As parents, this growth and change can sometimes happen too fast for our liking, but it is a reality. My hope is that the change you have seen in your child over the last 10 weeks has been positive. It is now time for a break from the routine of school – both for students and staff. This is an opportunity to catch our breath, reset and then plan for next term.
I hope you all enjoy some time with family, a safe and enjoyable Easter break, whether at home or away, and we look forward to seeing you all again for Term 2 on Monday, April 24.