A warm welcome to the start of the College year and especially to our new families.
It has been thoroughly enjoyable to start this 2017 school year. Among the highlights of the first week with students was having the opportunity to visit the new Prep students last week, and then having them return the favour and come and visit me in my office.
As Principal, I am acutely aware of the need to work together and for us as a College to ensure that the lines of communication are open. With respect to this, I do hope that you received the email from me that updated you on our new Educational Coordinator structure and the contact details of the entire Coordinator team. If not, then please contact Ben Williams for a copy.
Later in the term (15 & 16 March), we will have Parent-Teacher Conferences. This is a great opportunity to meet teachers face to face and discuss how we can work together to support learning. While these times can be great, I would encourage you to make contact with the teaching staff early in the year either at an Information Evening or by contacting them directly.
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From time to time I get asked about the developments on our new property across the road. I am sure that the progress of developments appears slow. Certainly, we are very keen to have the buildings completed and have the community see how they can enhance what we do here at Bayside Christian College. In brief:
- The Trades Skills Centre, which will provide us with an opportunity to have two additional programs in our VCE or VCAL pathways, is currently having a few finishing touches applied.
- The large Secondary Classroom Building is to be completed in the Autumn.
- The new carpark works are progressing very rapidly and should be completed by the end of this term.
We would appreciate prayer for the Bayside Christian College Building Committee as they vision, plan and work on behalf of the College on future developments.
If there is one thing I cannot emphasise enough as we begin this year, it is that we are here to support all families. We exist to be in partnership in Christian schooling. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask rather than leave those questions unanswered.
It is my hope that we have a wonderful year as we provide opportunities for the young people of this community to grow in the knowledge of God’s world and their place in it.