Opening of the New Building
Sadly, we have experienced further delays with the new building and won’t be able to hold our “open building” event on Monday 13 March. This event will now be held on Monday 20 March 2023. The internal works will be almost completely finished that day, with the external works due to be completed a few weeks later.
I invite you to drop off your children on the morning of 20 March, grab a free coffee from the new Sippers and have a wander through the new facility. While it’s frustrating that it wasn’t ready for the start of the School year, I think you’ll agree when you see it in action that it has been worth the wait.
We are looking to create an interactive sculpture in the building. It will be something to really inspire the students, particularly those interested in engineering. We have engaged Russell Anderson to create this and have already received a considerable donation towards its cost. If you would like to make a tax deductible donation towards the building, please go to the School’s website and choose “Make a General Payment”, then choose “Building Fund Tax Deductible Donation” from the drop down list.
Parent Engagement Survey
Thank you to all those parents who have completed the 2023 Parent Engagement Survey. For those continuing parents, you will know that we send this survey out each year, but it’s usually a little later in the year to give the new families time to settle into the school. We decided to conduct that survey earlier this year because we needed to gather your feedback on the proposed Learner Profile (ie. the plan to replace the current student reports).
If you haven’t yet completed the survey please click here.
Approximately every five years an independent school principal is entitled to take sabbatical leave, and I will be taking this leave from 22 March until 8 June 2023. During my leave I will be engaging in further study at Wycliffe Hall at the University of Oxford, which will be a great privilege.
During my absence Mr Nigel Grant will be the Acting Headmaster and Mr Des Hylton will be the Acting Executive Director of Faith and Community.
I will miss the School community while on leave and look forward to returning late in Term 2.