We are moving into uncharted waters, but we are doing so well prepared with excellent systems that students and teachers are familiar with.
There may be waves that buffet us and winds that blow us off course but we have a clear map (our curriculum), a strong boat (our lesson structure), a powerful engine (the tools we use to do the work) and a great crew of able sailors (teachers and students).
We have plans in place for all eventualities and if things go wrong we will find work-arounds.
There may be factors beyond our control. For example, as a new school we have the benefit of a brand new IT network with our systems housed by the Department of Education. This has many benefits but also means if the Department break something we can’t fix it ourselves. On the flip-side, if they break it they have more resources available to fix it than any single school could ever hope for.
Whatever happens, we are here and committed to doing our best to maximise learning growth for our students.
Most importantly, I have great confidence in the excellence of our teachers and their dedication to their profession and the children they teach.
Equally I have great faith in the commitment and positivity of both Cohort2024 and Cohort2025.
In our COVID-19 impacted world there is lots to be grateful for. Personally, I am grateful for the support of our families, for the excellence and hard work of our teachers and for the joy I see when students are engaged in their learning.