“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it.”
― African proverb
Last night, I was thrilled to see so many Junior School families attend the Myrniong ‘BBQ&A’ information session. A confident partnership remains critical to all our children’s success. I thank our Myrniong teachers for their thoughtful, informative presentations and I enjoyed observing the friendly and open interactions between parents and staff.
At last week’s P&F Annual General Meeting we welcomed Keri Ross and Megan Mould as the new President and Vice President of the P&F Executive Committee. Meanwhile Di Austin and Jodie Russell have generously agreed to remain Secretary and Treasurer for one last year while new applicants are sought. Both Stephen Nelson and I presented on College developments and I concluded my presentation by reminding all friends present that ‘it takes a village to raise a child’. Please see the attached PowerPoint for a glimpse of my message. One excellent follow up question asked ‘where do I see need for improvement?’ My major focus will continue to build and promote the profile and quality of our teaching and learning. My role is to create a positive culture that enables effective teaching and promotes enthusiastic, independent learners committed to life-long learning. I fully appreciate that I have a key responsibility for managing the quality of learning for students’ achievement in all aspects of their development. Simultaneously I am keen to maintain our high standards of behaviour and attendance, encouraging active engagement and strong student voice and maintain an excellent staff team. We have made a very positive start to 2019 but there is always room for improvement.
Finally, after many years of service our highly respected library assistant, Mrs Sue Smith will not return in 2019. Sue first began her association with College as a student and later commenced on staff in 1995 as a librarian under Mrs Ann Scott. Sue made an enormous contribution to our students’ literary experience over almost twenty-three years. I recognise her loyalty and service. The entire College community wishes Sue, Rob and her family every good fortune into the future.