I remember sitting in a coffee shop at some stage pondering the quote, “We make our
tomorrows from what we dream today”, which was painted on the wall of the shop. I don't really know why it has stuck with me but it has, and it returned as I was thinking about the future of the College.
The College, strategically speaking, is in a very exciting place. With the completion of the Arts building on the Senior side of the road, our current master planning and long term strategic planning is complete, requiring a re-envisaging of our long term planning.
To achieve this re-envisaging, the Bayside 2040 project was born. The Bayside 2040 project seeks to discern how the College will serve families in 2040. By coming to an understanding of what programs are to be offered and what facilities we need to put in place to support the delivery of these programs, we can rebuild our strategic and master plans to ensure we are working toward achieving our mission and vision.
To this end, in the not too distant future, you will have the opportunity to share your dreams for the College by speaking into what you think the College should do and look like in the future. Whether you are a family in your first year at College in 3 Year Old kindy, or a 20+ year veteran, your thoughts and ideas matter. Please don't make the mistake of thinking that 2040 is too far away. It may seem so in the busyness of today, but in truth it is not that far away.
On behalf of the College Board, I invite you to begin thinking about what Bayside Christian College might look like in 2040. What programs should we be delivering, what facilities should we have to serve families well? What building needs to stay and which one needs to go? There are a host of things to consider, and this is your invitation to begin your thinking, so that when the time comes, you are ready to share your thoughts and dreams and shape the future of the College.