Ms Tricia Kennedy, Principal of St Francis College, Crestmead, took the opportunity to welcome new and returning families and young people to the college, and shared some information about the upcoming 2018 school year.
As the start of the school year draws closer, the college is undergoing a period of sustained growth, with a lot of building works currently taking place.
The college grounds may not look like they usually do, however Ms Kennedy shared (see the video above) that: “At Easter time, we will have lovely new buildings and new grounds and facilities for very deserving young people.”
It is the college’s deserving, young people who are at the centre of the holistic learning that takes place at the campus, and which is the focus for the 2018 International Year of Youth.
“Classroom learning is very important to us,” shared Ms Kennedy.
“We know that we’re working with parents to develop their children to be the best they can be, and that’s holistic.
“That’s around social learning, artistic learning, community learning.
“So, we hope our theme will help our young people, and our teachers, and our families connect to make St Francis College a great place,” said Ms Kennedy.
In the closing segments of the video, Ms Kennedy shared some exciting information about a project the college is working on with the University of Queensland and the Parents and Friends Association of Queensland to foster parent engagement to ensure the best educational outcomes for students.
“The education of young people is about schools and families working together,” said Ms Kennedy.
“When we put out the call, please, we’d like to be stampeded with responses, because we need to know what you think and what you want for your children, so we can fulfil your dreams for them, their dreams for themselves, and our dreams for them too,” Ms Kennedy concluded.