On the eve of Oliebollen, I wish to thank the School Council and the Oliebollen Committee for their exceptional dedication to the cause of Calvin in Community.
It is noteworthy that the Oliebollen Festival is the third biggest event in Kingston after Australia Day and Anzac Day.
The small group of volunteers who organise the Festival are quite remarkable for their dedication, efficiency and vision. The funds raised from this year’s event will be used to support the resourcing of Kindergarten and Prep classes, as we continue to offer an exceptional beginning to school.
A free shuttle bus service has been organised to alleviate the parking congestion around the school.
Hopefully tomorrow will be another blockbuster of an occasion. Last year we estimated that 15,000 people attended the event. Please come and be one of the many who attend this year.
Curriculum Leaders Announced
The learning outcomes of students in our primary school are impressive by any measure. This is widely recognised and an element contributing to the growth in enrolments. We are committed to securing this excellence and broadening the areas in which students may excel.
To this end, I am pleased to announce the creation of two new leadership positions in the primary school. The role of Curriculum Leader will focus on organising learning, supporting excellent instruction, and working to support in professional development.
I am pleased to announce that Karalyn Bylsma is the Curriculum Leader for Years K to Year 2, and Colleen Anning is the Curriculum Leader for Years 3 to 6. Karalyn and Colleen will begin these roles immediately, and have been appointed until the conclusion of 2021. These appointments will allow our school to continue to increase its excellence in learning and care.
I would like at this time to express my gratitude to both Andrew Nash and the staff, both teachers and aides, for their work in teaching and learning. The teachers have worked very effectively as a team in recent years. The effective team work and commitment to Christian Education is the very reason our students progress so capably. This new structure will afford both greater support and issues to be addressed more specifically.
I would like to commend the work and passion of Andrew Nash. Since joining us Andrew has carried these responsibilities for curriculum within his role as Deputy Principal. He has done a wonderful job in building community, bringing efficiency and fostering a climate of care.
Iain Belôt – Principal