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Thoughts from our Principal Mr Aaron Guppy

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Dear Parents, Is your teenager grouchy? Has your little one got a cold? Research shows that kindness is a sure route to greater happiness and, in some cases, improved health. As Principal, I have lost count of the number of times I have spoken to students, teachers...

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Dear Parents, As Principal of The King’s College, I take very seriously the responsibility of overseeing the academic standards of all students from Kindergarten to Year 12. As well as ensuring the physical, social, emotional and spiritual safety of both students and...

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As Principal of The King’s College, I have often used the pages of the College Journal to proclaim the importance of developing resilience in our children. Resilience is one of the most important skills we can develop in our students. To quote Bishop Desmond Tutu –...

Principals Pen – March 5

Dear Parents, I continue to be impressed with the very positive start to the school year. I give thanks for the wonderful sense of community which exists at the College. To quote the parent of one of our new Year 7 students: “It’s like we have a new family, a big new...

Principals Pen – Looking Ahead to 2015

I give thanks to God for a very positive start to the school year. As mentioned in my recent correspondence, we have great plans for 2015. I would like to take this opportunity to reinforce with you some of our goals and objectives for the College this year. Goals for...

Principal’s Pen – The True Meaning of Christmas

It’s that time of year again. December has come and with it all the joys of Christmas. But what is the real meaning of Christmas? Is it the gifts under the tree, the lights in the windows, the cards in the mail, food shared with family and friends, a swim in the pool...

Principal’s Pen – Resilience

Dear Parents, Continuing on with our discussion from the previous College Journal, here are some strategies to help promote resilience in our children.   Support Self-Management 1. Help your child learn to calm down when frustrated. Simple strategies such as...

Principals Pen – Nature Play

A new survey released by the Children’s Play Council found that 82% of children “would rather play in natural spaces such as gardens, parks and local bushland, instead of inside.” It also found that 86 per cent of children prefer outdoor activities, including playing...

Principals Pen – Start to Term 3

Dear Parents, I give thanks to God for a very positive start to third term. My prayer is that we continue to work together as a College community to provide the best possible teaching and learning environment for our students and staff. Please remember that my door is...

Principals Pen – School Reports

SCHOOL REPORTS  Reporting is the process of communicating to parents information about student achievement. The purpose of reporting is to support the teaching and learning processes by providing feedback to families. Formal reports for students in Pre-Primary to Year...

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