It was just seven short weeks ago that we were together as a school community enjoying Cedars Celebration as 2015 came to a close, and today I welcomed our students back to a new school year.
So much can happen over the space of seven weeks. For some, the time was spent relaxing, swimming, camping or holidaying. For others it was spent working or trying new things. For some it was a time of great joy and for others a time of great loss. No matter how your break was, I am glad that we are able to come back together, because together the highs seem more enjoyable and the lows seem more bearable.
Two events that bring parents, students and staff together in the early part of this Term are the whole school Swimming Carnival on Thursday 4 February and Community Connect on Wednesday 10 February. I hope that you are able to join us as we reconnect with each other and focus on the year ahead.
The new school year always brings new students and families to our College and this year we have approximately 50 new students joining us. I would like to welcome them to our school and trust that the first few weeks will be a smooth transition where friendships are made and they feel at home. I would also like to welcome back Mrs Heidi Primmosich, Mrs Meridith Southern and Mrs Hannah Graham who all return from leave in 2016. We also welcome new staff members Mrs Amy Pegler who will teach Japanese and Mrs Rebecca Kite who will teach predominantly Mathematics and Science.
Being a part of Cedars is about more than just going to school; it’s about being a part of a learning community where we care for each other, encourage each other and challenge each other to grow both individually and as a whole.
I pray that you have an excellent start to the 2016 school year.
Mr Steve Walton
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” — Philippians 2:3-4