SINCERE THANKS TO THE P&F!
Even in a year where physical connectivity has had its challenges, the P&F has done its utmost to maintain its presence in the College community. Many things that happen are a result of the quiet, purposeful and positive influence of the P&F, and most notably the hard-working Executive. The raison d’etre of the P&F is primarily related to ‘friend-raising’ and community building and uplifting. A tertiary function is to support the College through capital expenditure, which accelerates the completion of projects to enhance opportunities for a wide range of outcomes, most often linked to facilities for student learning and development.
I am delighted to announce that as a result of a $100 000 donation to the building fund from the P&F that we are progressing immediately to the construction of two new multi-purpose hard courts, which will be established adjacent to O Block at the carpark end of the Main Oval. These courts will be used extensively for Junior and Secondary School sport, physical education lessons and lunchtime play. They will service netball, basketball, volleyball and futsal. We have completed soil-sampling, are at an advanced stage of ‘engineering’ and are negotiating with our preferred contractor. Construction is expected to be completed within the next two months.
Sincere thanks to the P&F – generations of Andrians will benefit!
THE POWER OF A GOOD QUESTION
I recently shared the quote below with the teaching staff…..
Perhaps this is something that may be helpful in family discussions, possibly around the dining table….
Instead of asking, ‘Does anybody have any questions?’ I now say, 'ask me a question’, or – better still – ‘Ask me two questions’. This seems to elicit a greater frequency and quality of questions than my previous attempt.
Craig Barton in The ResearchED Guide to Education Myths
I may have a lot of ‘skin in the game’, though I am still so often thankful that as a lifelong learner, I come across things, often profoundly simple, that stretch me and help me shift practice.
Peace and Grace