1st Day Jitters
Last week saw many families arriving at Heritage College for their very first official school day. Not only were there a whole class of new Preppies, but numerous students across various year levels through the school. I am sure there had been some restless nights leading up to their first day and I imagine parents were just as (if not more) nervous to ensure their precious ones got off to a good start. I hope all those nerves and fears for the unknown were allayed by the end of the day and that everyone enjoyed their first day experience. There has now been a full week of school and routines are starting to become established and embedded in our classrooms, probably at home too.
Just as we have new students and families to the school this year, we have a number of brand new teachers and ancillary staff who have joined our Heritage College family as well. I know there were nerves on the first day of school, even though most staff had experienced numerous first days of work in other schools.
This is a 'shout out' to everyone. It's amazing what effect a welcoming smile and a simple "Hello" can have on people. Even if you don't know people personally, if they are part of our community, please go out of your way to say "Hi" or shake a hand and say "Welcome to the family". Remember, everyone was new to our college at some point, so if we can make the journey easier or more relaxed and welcoming, then we should do just that.
We are charged by the New Testament to do this:
I wish all our families the most wonderful experience at Heritage College as we settle in to Term 1 of 2020.
Mr Roger Sevenhuysen
Deputy Principal Primary