Welcome back for the commencement of Term 2! I hope you all had a blessed Easter amongst family and friends. In particular, a special welcome to our new students and staff who commence this week.
As we return to school, renewed by the joy of Easter and the Resurrection, let us be reminded of Jesus’ example of compassion towards others and the behaviours of a compassionate community – tolerance, acceptance, empathy, forgiveness, honesty. We have the unique opportunity here at Salesian College Sunbury to practice these values every day and to be true disciples of Jesus.
I am currently in Nagoya, Japan, with our five students who were selected to represent our College at the ‘Five School’s Exchange’. So far we have been welcomed at a school assembly, completed a Scavenger Hunt around Nagoya designed to help with team-building, visited the ancient city of Kyoto for an insight into Japanese culture, and commenced our presentations around the theme of “Recycling”. The students will give a full report of their experience at the Whole School Assembly on 3 May.
The first of our Open Days is approaching and we are excited to be welcoming existing and prospective parents to the College. A wide range of activities and student-led College tours have been arranged to showcase the unique educational opportunities on offer here. A recent survey undertaken by Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) quizzed 3638 parents at 115 schools about how they made their choice of school. Interestingly enough, academic performance was not one of their top reasons. In fact it didn’t even make it into their top 10! In order of priority, school selection was based on:
Choosing a school that best suits your child requires careful discernment. I encourage parents to take some time out on 15 May to see our College in action. Ask lots of questions of staff, students and other parents. The closing date for 2021 Year 7 enrolments is 23 August.
As we approach the wetter months of winter, more and more parents are inclined to drive their students to school. The increase in traffic on our internal roadway leads to massive congestion, with many parents unable to leave the property until after 9am!
In order to ease congestion in the mornings along our driveway, I encourage all parents to consider one of the following alternatives:
As you can appreciate, a large number of cars driving into the school zone cause a great deal of traffic chaos when congested already with buses and staff carparks. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.
Salesian College Sunbury is a large community of students, staff and parents, both past and present. Please keep the following in your prayers:
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast