Head of Junior School

Head of Junior School

As I interview new students and their families one of the questions I ask is about the child’s teacher and what are the best things he or she enjoys about the year so far. The answers usually have something to do with kindness, expertise and a willingness to engage with kids. This is something I hold in high regard for our school and often spend time in these interviews exploring what expectations parents and carers are looking for in a teacher and school.
 
One opportunity that is given in Term 4 each year is the invitation for parents to share input for the class decisions we make as staff for the new academic year. There will be a more comprehensive letter emailed home next week with this information and an update on a number of events planned for the end of the year. Speaking of events, we are hoping to confirm Stage 1 Swim Gym for Weeks 4 and 5, Monday 2 and Monday 9 November. Students will need school swimmers for these two dates. A special letter will be sent home closer to the event.
 
More good news! our Stage 3 camp in Week 7 is on! All the details for the Youthworks Waterslea Outdoor Ed three day camp will be sent home very soon.
 
Our hope and plan is to finish this year with a real celebration!
 
Mr Andrew McPhail