Principal's Message

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who contributed to the three fantastic performances of Annie last Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The cast, chorus and musicians did a wonderful job and obviously enjoyed themselves immensely!
Such performances are the result of a lot of hard work and real commitment, and I’m sure the audiences were appreciative of the efforts of the many people who put in their time, including parents who were bringing their students to rehearsals. A very dedicated team of staff from the Music and Drama Departments have organised many other teachers and students, as well as past students, to do the hundreds of tasks that are needed to put on such productions. It was truly a team effort!

As we look forward to the semester break, I would like to remind parents of the importance of regular school attendance. We have noticed that there is an increasing number of families who are extending a long weekend or a holiday period even by a day or two, despite these days being school days. Does this really matter? The research indicates that it does; that average academic achievement declines with any absence from school, and every day of attendance in school contributes to a child’s learning.

Of course, if children are ill they should not be at school, and the ‘once in a lifetime’ family trip can be an opportunity for learning and broadening horizons, but I encourage you to ensure that your child attends regularly and has the best opportunity to achieve their best. The same applies to lateness to school.

Margaret Buttigieg - Principal