This week has been such a special week for Primary staff and students as the year has come to a close with the concerts, Year 6 Graduation and general end of year activities.
As I write this newsletter article (Sunday 29 November) to meet the Monday 30 November deadline all I can say is that the preparations and practices for these events have been carefully orchestrated over the past week, and I am sure that you will look back on the Prep – Year 2 Carols Night and the Year 3 – 6 Christmas Concert with a sense of great joy.
Once again our P and F has done a wonderful job arranging the food vendors for these evenings and providing candles for our GCC students for their performance nights.
Our whole staff has worked tirelessly organizing and practising the items for the students so by the time this goes to press – you will have seen the fruits of their labour and be on your Christmas break.
Band Programme Performances and Smart Strings Concert
What a delightful week it was last week as we were privileged to have experienced the joy of hearing how much our students have progressed in these music programmes throughout semester 2(Band) and the whole year (Smart Strings). I am so thrilled to be a part of a school which has such a strong music programme.
Under the leadership of Mrs Harrison and Mrs White, our Primary Music Programme continues to go from strength to strength every year and we are very proud of the students’ achievements.
It was a real pleasure dressing up in our finest attire for the Austrian Violin Concert performance on Friday morning. Our Year 3 students under the excellent direction of Ross and Jo Walker their teachers gave a performance which was so impressive. There was even one item where Year 2 sang a song they had learned with Mrs Harrison and the Year 3 students played the violin accompaniment for them. Neither of the year groups had any idea this would be happening but it all came together beautifully. I take my hat off to Jo and Ross Walker, Rochelle Harrison and Penny White for a very special performance.
It has been another wonderful year and we are all excited about what next year will bring. There has been such an influx of enrolment enquiries for 2016 in the past couple of weeks that we are both “delighted” and “stretched” at the same time. I would like to thank all of you for the way you promote our school with your friends and acquaintances. Most of the applications we are receiving are “word of mouth” and when I am speaking to the families at interview, I am thrilled when I hear that current families have recommended the College to them.
Our prayer is that you have a blessed Christmas and holiday time with family and friends. Family is so precious. Treasure this time together and remember – children benefit from the gift of quality time with the adults they love far more than the latest and greatest toy which they may think they want but will lie idle in February next year.
Finally, with the busyness of this time of year please think about this thought provoking simple statement…
“WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM”
Cheryl Bryers, Head of Primary