Thank you to all parents who were able to make it in to the College for our Parent-Teacher and Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences last week. As Principal, I want to affirm these opportunities for conversations. It is really important that the Bayside Christian College teachers communicate well with parents. It is important that parents/guardians communicate well with staff. Both of these contribute to a strong partnership.
On Saturday, we held our 35th Anniversary Reunion. Thankfully, it was a little warmer than mid-week! I was ‘chuffed’ to see much of the pictorial history of the College on display. It was also great to catch up with a few past staff members, students and parents. Quite coincidentally, I was looking at the staff photos and noticed someone whom I had previously worked with but had not seen for at least three years, only to bump into that same person on the way home from the event. As I have noted previously, I marvel at the volunteering that contributes so much to our community. It is my prayer that the Lord will continue to raise people up to ensure that this community remains faithful to the Gospel for another 35 years.
There is much still to happen in these last few weeks of term. On Friday, I would be confident that Book Week comes to a special conclusion! On Monday, we are having a morning of prayer at the College. Parents are more than welcome to come into the Indonesian Room (F1) for a time of prayer anytime up until 1pm. In addition, we do have another Community Market on the last Tuesday of Term 3.
As we near the end of Term 3, plans are well underway for 2018. Currently, we are in the process of interviewing for a teacher of Agriculture to work in our new Trades Skills Centre. Pleasingly, I am delighted to announce that Mrs Glenys Bailey has been appointed to the role of Head of Primary for the next three years. This is fantastic. We have appreciated her leadership during this term and look forward to working with her and supporting her into the future. Over the next few newsletters, I will continue to inform you of staffing changes.
May we look to the Lord and follow His Word as we live our days in community.