A Message from the Principal - 8 December 2016
Jesus is arguably the most effective leader and change agent the world has ever known. Stories, from the Gospel, retell the life, words, and interaction Jesus had with his disciples when he walked the shores of Galilee more than 2,000 years ago. With Jesus as a model, we can all use his example, and make sure we recognise that some people will embrace change and ‘roll with it’, moving forward at a fast pace. Other people take their time, carefully observing before they fully adopt.
We all understand that change is a necessary part of life, but we can feel ‘in the wilderness’ when things move along. Every element of life evolves over time and schools are no different. As we hurtle towards the end of the 2016 School Year I am aware that this community has undergone several leadership changes since this time last year. Frank, Trish, Caroline and myself have all worked as Principals with the St Paul’s community for the good of our students. Sometimes evolution can bring a level of anxiety, but open communication can alleviate this. The parents on our School Advisory Board play a vital role in the process of change management. Changes that we feel parents must have input into are discussed with our SAB, and I thank the parents on our SAB for their feedback and support this year.