I Can! 

Two words that can shape an attitude for life.  The mindset we develop, persist with and eventually create as a habit, is critical to the development of life satisfaction.  The energy that we create from approaching and opportunity and/or a challenge with the self-belief that ‘I can’, can ensure that the opportunity or challenge is given every chance to be a success!  Throughout the preparations for the 2024 school year, our staff team have been collaborating on the wellbeing and learning methods that will ensure a holistic experience for learning development.  At the centre of this are our College Learner Attributes, encapsulated by the prefix that ‘I can..’ is be the starting point for everyone.

It is important to reminder that our students are not learners to be moulded but are open minded learners to be unfolded, sometimes we can forget how clever, creative and curious our students are, they have uncapped potential.  We always start learning with a question or a wondering and apply skills and knowledge to the pursuit of a deep understanding.

The Elphin Campus has been a swirl of energy during the first week of 2024, we welcome all new families and staff to our community.  Special welcome to our new teachers for 2024:

Mrs Andrea Shepherd – Early Learning Erina Teacher
Ms Belinda Waldron – Literacy Teacher – Prep and Year 1
Mrs Jen Diepeveen –  Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Natasha Cunning – Year 4 Teacher
Mr Josh Freestone – Year 4 Teacher

During the second week of Term, we will be hosting class meetings for families of Prep – Year 5, please note the following schedule:

Prep/1 Families – Tuesday 13 February, commencing at 5:45 pm in the Mary Fox Hall, followed by classroom visits.
Year 2 and 3 Families – Wednesday 14 February, commencing at 5:45 pm in the Mary Fox Hall, followed by classroom visits.
Year 4 and 5 Families – Thursday 15 February, commencing at 5:45 pm in the Mary Fox Hall, followed by classroom visits.

We are looking forward to seeing our community thrive in 2024.

Ben Green
Deputy Principal – Elphin