Principal’s Blog

Seven parenting hacks for a calmer home

Two years ago a good article was released in Essential Kids called ‘Parenting hacks for a calmer home’. As I was reading the article, it reminded me of all the parents who have told me how stressed they have been lately and how home life was a lot more chaotic since Covid-19 came onto the
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Nine ways our Gateway App will save you time

Most of you will be familiar with our Learning Management System (LMS), Gateway, so I have some good news for you. We are close to rolling out our Gateway App so you can access all the information you need on your mobile phone. The Gateway App is completely free and will be downloadable from Google
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Doing things differently

Now we are well and truly into Term 2 and doing things differently has become part of our new ‘normal’, for now. The challenge of blending “remote” and “at campus” learning modes has been embraced by our staff and they have done incredible things to make this seemingly impossible task, not only possible but successful.
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COVID-19: What’s changed? What’s stayed the same?

There have been so many changes in the world due to COVID-19, that it’s barely recognisable in some countries. Even in Queensland, there are small changes like less traffic on the road and big changes like seeing restaurants and cafes closed for business. It hits home hard when you learn of friends or family members
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Nine suggestions for raising creative kids

In the current situation, many of us are forced to be creative in how we do life. For example, most churches are closing this Sunday but they will live-stream their service and are asking for small groups of people to gather in each other’s homes so they don’t miss the community aspect of church. Many
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Five helpful responses to the Coronavirus

Like you, I was astonished when I saw the video of a fight in Woolworths over toilet rolls and continue to be amazed at the panic the Coronavirus has caused. Yes, it is a serious health situation and a huge challenge for our community and our College. However, here are five ways we can respond
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Five ways to help your child at school

Did you know that your attitude as parents towards education has a profound impact on how well your children will do at school?  Two of Australia’s leading researchers on parent engagement are Dr Linda Willis and Professor Beryl Exley from Griffith University. They recently spoke at a workshop in Brisbane on the topic. “What we
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Save Your Seat In The Spotlight!

Have you seen the Flythrough of our Performing Arts Centre? Soon we will be commencing construction of Stage III of our Performing Arts Centre that will contain a state-of-the-art 600-seat Performance Hall. This multi-million dollar facility will revolutionise performing arts at our College, providing a two-level theatre experience with modern decor and aesthetics that will
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Five reasons to be involved in Funfest 2020

Even though Funfest isn’t until August this year, our wonderful P and F are already in full swing organising class representatives, booking rides and planning a wonderful day for our families and the community. I’m fully aware of how busy people are these days so I know you may be tempted to put requests for
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