Welcome to a brand new school year! The last 2 weeks have been full of new and exciting adventures for many of those involved in our community.
We welcomed our brand new Receptions who looked so happy and comfortable in their class, even on the very first day! This is due to the wonderful work of our ELC and Junior Primary teachers to make our transition programme as comprehensive as possible.
We have a brand new group of Seniors, ready to embrace their roles and lead the school in wonderful and innovative ways. The impact of this leadership is one of the very best aspects of our school in creating a caring and inclusive community for all.
To add to this we also have had first time school parents, new teachers, new roles within the staff, new committees, new friends, new stationery and new goals!
Our 2020 version of the School’s Strategic Plan outlines the new focus for the year and how we will GROW together. This is a document that will be launched during Term 1. Listed below are some highlights and plans for our year together.
- The opportunity for our seniors to get out into the community and serve local organisations in Kindergartens, Nursing Homes and Libraries!
- Reviewing our Whole School Meetings and giving even more opportunity for student voice.
- The creation of a Bushfire strategy that intentionally aims to help those affected.
- Whole school inquiry time where students are able to follow their passions, ask burning questions and take authentic action.
- The development of a Reconciliation Action Plan that will assist our school to support the national reconciliation movement.
- Continuing to love and care for each other in practical ways through the structures already set up within our school.
It is a new beginning for me in 2020, despite being part of the St Peters community for 10 years. I feel completely privileged to serve you all as Principal of this beautiful school. I feel God has prepared me well for this new beginning and I am excited and energised to think of the things we can do together as a community, but more importantly as the body of Christ.
In all new beginnings, our only certainty and security is found in God and his promises. Our God is the God of New Beginnings.
Of all the new beginnings, the ones God loves the most are when people turn to Him and accept his love for them in a real and tangible way.
2 Corinthians 5:17 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
In all things, God is on His throne - working in ways unseen, shaping us all into new redeemed people. My prayer for our new beginnings at St Peters is that we can look back on the year and say that we loved God, loved others and learnt a lot in the process!
Bronwyn Wilson, Principal