Since writing to you a fortnight ago, two events of significance have transpired.
Most importantly, our Year 12’s concluded their compulsory schooling with a Graduation Ceremony. We had a meal together, presented awards, and took time to reflect on our journey together. It is at these times that it becomes very evident that our students value the love of their parents, friends, and the staff who have helped them aspire to excellence. It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. At the Graduation, our students comprehend the sacrifices of their parents and acknowledge the heartfelt commitments of staff to help them flourish in their gifts and talents. We are a community wanting to honour God in all that we do. Our students graduated with the reminder that a rigorous mind and a compassionate heart will help them discern good from bad, and great from the ordinary. God’s word reminds us that our minds are meant to be in a continuous dynamic of renewal. ‘Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.’ (Romans 12:2)
The second significant event was receiving knowledge that South Coast Baptist College has been granted the maximum number of years registration for independent schools by the Department of Education Services. To achieve this, the college was assessed upon the following factors:
- Governance & Accountability
- Student Learning
- Levels of Care
- Financial Viability & Management
- Staff & Management
- Physical Environment
- Enrolment & Attendance
- Number of Students
- Time for Instruction
- Complaints Management
- Behaviour Management
We are in a new season of God’s blessing, in part evidenced by the state’s affirmation of our educational services and competency. All staff have been working diligently with a commitment to helping our students thrive; spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.