It is wonderful to be here.
I have been given a very warm welcome from the staff, students and parents I have met at this stage and am looking forward to meeting everyone, hearing your stories, hopes and aspirations for our students and working with families to realise these.
My family and I arrived at the end of last week and I have spent this week meeting with staff, visiting classrooms and talking to students and I have been impressed by the optimism and friendliness, our students all seem happy and settled. This week I have heard of the success of our students in a range of activities including public speaking, swimming and the success of both Year 7 and 5 camps. Thank you to the staff and parents who make these opportunities possible for the students.
Teaching and working in schools is a great privilege, we get to walk with young people on their journey and be involved in their development and growth as they mature into young adults, ready to take on the world and be the difference they want to see. I am looking forward to being involved in this journey with students, staff and parents here and working together to develop resilient young adults for a world that is constantly changing.
The major teachers in any child’s life are the parents or family and school is secondary to this. Working with families is very important as we are in partnership with you. Key to this partnership is communication and I look forward to meeting parents and having open communication between school and home.
Again, thank you for the very warm welcome to Moama and to Moama Anglican Grammar.