Firstly, I would like to thank you for the support you have shown us with regards to the dress code. There is a marked difference this week and although the colder weather has helped, I believe that our students sense of responsibility, together with your support, is the reason for this.
I also wish to thank all of our parents who have remembered to sign and return the bus behaviour contracts that were distributed before the holiday. For those of you who have not done so, you may find a copy of the contact HERE. I ask that these parents complete and return the contract as soon as possible.
My appreciation also goes to all those parents who came to the Parent Council Coffee Moment today. It was great to see so many people attend this event. I look forward to working with our Parent Council in order to further improve our school (every school has room for improvement!).
Finally, I have come to realise that there is a need to explain the type of principal I am and my approach to leadership and education. I have been in education for 25 years now and have my initial degree, masters and current studies in my PhD program, all based on education. Whilst education is a passion for me, it is also my area of expertise. For me, education is about the child as a whole and about us helping them to grow as individuals as well as academically. This means that if I feel it is important, I will take your child from their lesson in order to speak to them. Please do not feel that your child is in serious disciplinary trouble if I call them to my room. It is more likely to be a case of having a conversation with them in order to increase understanding: be it mine, theirs or another child’s.
My leadership style is not to rule from the top but to lead from within. I do not want to be an aloof Principal who rules from her ivory tower. I believe that the best kind of leadership occurs when trust and relationships are built and this happens by being amongst and working with the team. I will strive to form such relationships with all members of our school community, including faculty, staff, parents and students.
Wishing you all a pleasant weekend,