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From the Principal

Fri , 19/03/2021

Dear Parents

This week has been our Bullying Awareness themed week and today is the National Day of Action Against Bullying.  During the week there has been considerable focus given to the way we treat others and the relationships that we should be forming with one another to create a strong community.  Students have also been educated on how to call-out and report inappropriate behaviours by others.  Our Bullying Awareness Week also included Harmony Day celebrations on the Primary Campus to promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone.

The 8th Swimming Championships of the Greater Brisbane Conference is being held today at the Chandler Aquatic Centre.  This is the first time that both our Primary and Secondary students will participate and compete in the same carnival.  GBC is a relatively young interschool sporting competition and it is exciting to have both our Primary and Secondary students representing their College in the same venue with their parents able to spectate.

The Parents and Friends Association will hold their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 24 March.  All parents of the College are warmly invited to attend our P&F Meetings, where I will also give a first-hand update of what is happening in the College and our plans for the future.  To find out more more information and register to attend, please click here.

The College takes Child Safety very seriously and our new Child and Youth Risk Management Strategy (CYRMS) has now been uploaded to our website.  This is an important document designed to support the wellbeing of our children and protect them from harm.  The CYRMS is also available at the Reception of both College Campuses.

In the final Primary Chapel and Secondary Assembly this term, we will be celebrating Holy Week.  Holy Week is the week before Easter where we follow the journey of Jesus to the Cross.  Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, where Jesus entered Jerusalem, humbly on a donkey, to crowds hailing him as a king and shouting ‘Hosanna’ whilst laying garments and palm leaves before him.  We then turn our focus to the celebration of the Last Supper, where Jesus lays out the model of the Eucharist followed by Good Friday, the crucifixion and death of Jesus.  The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ on Easter Day is the main reason why Christians keep every Sunday as the primary day of religious observance.   St Andrew’s Parish has a full schedule of Holy Week and Easter Services held on our Secondary Campus. Everyone in our College community is most welcome and invited to attend.

Best wishes

Steven Morris.

 

 

 

 

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