From the Principal

FROM THE PRINCIPAL…

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Parent Survey. Your feedback is deeply appreciated. Probably the biggest takeaway from this year’s survey is the appreciation and high value you placed on our Christian faith….

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Dear South Coast Baptist College community, We are heading into awards evenings, including prize giving. Let me introduce you to Angela Duckworth, author of Grit (2017).  As a little girl, she would frequently hear her…


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The Year 12 Graduation is a wonderful experience. I’ve shared with our Year 12’s many times over the years that I’m both their Principal and concurrently in my private life, a dad. I have three…


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Dear College Families, I’m seeking your help, as a means of providing the best support we can for our students. Feedback from your survey and others will help prioritise resources and tasks in 2020. Please…


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Dear College Family, Each year, I have the pleasure of having a meal with all Year 12 students, in small groups. It’s an opportunity to be reflective about their time at SCBC, and share their…


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Just the right amount of optimism is good for our young people. Dear parents, I was at Church on Sunday, listening to one of my Pastors speaking on a topic called: ‘the road to contentment’….


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Welcome back to Term 3. At SCBC, our motto is rigorous minds, and compassionate hearts. We are committed to being a thriving Christian community that inspires learning as a means of transforming and empowering lives….


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Dear Parents, Last year I was moved by the reflections of a local senior Aboriginal gentleman sharing his story. It was part of an event organised by Rockingham Council. We have a deeply appreciative, and…


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It’s highly likely you chose SCBC because you want your children to be happy at school. I believe a key purpose of education (informal and formal) is to help teach children how to enjoy their…


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Dear Parents, Our students had their prestigious Year 12 Ball at an ideal location (Fraser’s Restaurant), with perfectly supportive weather. Positive emotions were unavoidably contagious. It was an evening that reflected approximately 6 hours of…


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Dear Parents, It’s likely you’ve heard the concept ‘six degrees of separation’. Frigyes Karinthy (1929) was the Hungarian author who brought the idea to the public’s attention. Acknowledging ‘friends of friends’, he suggested we are…


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Education is more effective when we play to our individual and collective strengths. Grittiness is a character trait in Rockingham that immediately comes to mind. At the start of this year, I shared a ‘secret’…


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Dear Parents, A very warm welcome to our new families. We are looking forward to getting to know you more. Following on from the holidays, it’s great to be back together in community. We want…


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Hope in action During live TV, in a two-hour ‘Good Morning America’ special, a research Academic interested in the science of ‘Hope’ did an experiment. Rick Snyder wanted to demonstrate ‘Hope Theory’ in action. On…


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Are you a glass half-full person, or a glass half-empty person?   In an earlier Newsletter, I shared with you some research by Sonia Lyubomirsky (PhD). She suggests 50% (probably more) of our sense of wellbeing…