Open Day was such a wonderful success and I am so proud of the way in which our Primary students represented the College through their work displays in classrooms, performances and presentations and when taking tours. The feedback that I received from many prospective families was so complimentary and encouraging and a true credit to your children.
Representing GCC is an absolute honour but with this honour comes responsibility. It requires us to be good role models both at school and when out and about in the community. Once a student puts on their school uniform they are representing 21 years of history. They represent everything we stand for as a College and our G.R.E.A.T values.
To this end, at Assembly this week, we have reminded the students of some key aspects that are central to our expectations in the Primary School.
Behaviour and language at school, in the playground, on the bus and when students are out and about in the community needs to be appropriate and of a high standard at all times. Students are encouraged to keep each other accountable and to report behaviour or language that is not in keeping with College expectations. What we overlook we deem acceptable.
Being kind, caring about one another and having an understanding of how to treat each other is something that we talk about with the children all the time. Using kind, respectful words and being well mannered are the expectations we have for all our Primary students whether at school, at home, with friends or in the general public.
Dress code is important and wearing the school uniform with pride is an expectation. Our school uniform carries respect, gives the students a sense of belonging and also creates an identity for the school in society. All aspects of the uniform should be worn correctly at all times, both in and out of school.
School pride means to have respect for the school that you attend and to represent your school to the highest level of your ability. The College has such an excellent reputation reaching far and wide, and our students deserve the chance to give the best version of themselves when representing themselves and the College. They should expect nothing but the best of themselves and their classmates.
Thank you for your ongoing support in helping us to uphold the expectations, standards and values of the College.
Gail Mitchell – Head of Primary