How feedback is so valuable

Feedback, both the positive and the not so positive is a valuable way for us to improve and to make important decisions. Having our families involved in the educational process is an important part of ensuring the long term success of our students.

Leading schools are at the forefront because they consistently search for ways to make their best even better.  At Cedars Christian College we have a commitment to being a school where students, staff and families all actively learn and grow. Our staff seek to meet the needs of our families and develop the best ways of serving them.

I want to share with you some encouraging feedback we received today from one of our incoming Prep parents:

Ruth Brown and Cedars Staff,

My name is Stephen – father of Bethany who will entering Prep next year. I just wanted to give you some feedback regarding last Friday’s orientation day.

We are very close family friends of one of Cedars staff members and so we were already well informed about what Cedars stands for and has to offer. Can I just give some heartfelt praise and thanks for the superb efforts that were on display last Friday. The organisation was exemplary, the commitment to present the range of people and services the school offers was exceptional and the willingness to engage and the Christian ethos that pervaded operations on the day was really encouraging.

My family were just so impressed with what Cedars aims to achieve and I cannot think of a better place for our 3 year old to start her schooling than within the Cedars community. The technology Cedars offers is very dynamic and integrated, the personal relationships Cedars fosters is key to the balanced development of a student and your transparency and commitment to communicate and engage with the whole family was such a blessing – we feel Cedars is leading in all these areas relative to other options we have explored.

As an established church family at St.Marks West Wollongong, we were delighted to witness the affirming of God’s love at the centre of the school’s aims, as Steve put it ” Your children’s souls matter to us”. When I think of the schooling I received in the 1970’s it really was ‘chalk and cheese’ – the dedication to each student and willingness to personalise a student’s experience and encourage each parent to actively engage is so very exciting and helpful – I am a big believer in feedback and involvement in the process and now I feel as a father I can approach Bethany’s teachers in a meaningful way and I am very thankful Cedars set out to make this clear.

Thank you for all your efforts – we look forward to the 2017 school year.

We appreciate such positive feedback and we are also aware that there are things that we can improve and we invite you to join with us in identifying those areas by giving us your honest feedback. To help you to do this we have put together a quick 10-20 minutes survey. Please log into C-Hub to complete this survey or go to http://chub.cedars.nsw.edu.au/survey/intro/387 to let us know what we do well and what we could do better.