From the Principal
Our College purpose statement is: To develop passionate learners who are critical thinkers with the confidence and capability to engage in the global community, and that is a goal that we work towards every day in many different ways. Sometimes we find incredible success and pride in being able to achieve these ends in a very literal sense.
This week, our Year 8 students have enjoyed a wonderful camp experience in the wonderful setting of the Kinglake National Park. Two weeks ago, our Year 11 students were far and wide in adventures around Australia. We had students participating in camps in Central Australia, Tasmania, the Gold Coast and the Ski Fields of North East Victoria. Last week we hosted an enormously successful visit from students and teachers from our sister-school in Italy. Advanced planning has begun for our 2019 NASA tour in the USA in a great trip that includes visits to San Francisco, Space Camp in Hunstville, Alabama, Nashville, Tennessee and Orlando and Los Angeles. In December we are once again hosting a visit by a delegation of teachers from our sister-school in Suzhou, China, where we are hoping to put the final touches on our planning for a student tour to China in the coming year. Finally, we are in the advanced stages of planning for an exciting 2019 World Challenge expedition in Malaysia and Borneo.
These experiences are fantastic opportunities to add yet another dimension to the richness of school life for our students. We are very proud of the wide range of opportunities for such experiences available to our students and for the maturity and growth we see from our students when participating in such wonderful programs and tours. When the world becomes your classroom, your dreams and aspirations are raised to new horizons, your cultural understandings are both sharpened and broadened and meaningful engagement in local and global communities are immeasurably strengthened.