A word from the Principal

Connections

‘In a world of algorithms, hashtags and followers, know the true importance of human connection.’

‘Connecting to one another is one of the most important things in the world and you can keep expanding that connection – one person, a family, a school, a community, a country, a society, a culture.’  Eric Fischl

Every year has its challenges but 2020 has been a little different. It’s been defined as “exceptional, unprecedented, unique, uncertain”! As a school community we stayed connected and together travelled a difficult path successfully. And although there are lasting changes to the way we do things, we have come through in a position of strength.

We have high expectations and a culture which looks for ways to improve. We have an outstanding staff – dedicated, caring and expert. I am extremely proud of the work of our team.  We have pulled together, supported and challenged each other and our students, we have all grown. We will continue to strive to improve and deliver an education that supports a community of learners to be the best they can be.

The team at City Beach Primary School have a great support base and our school has an amazing support network consisting of our:  School Board, P&C and our Volunteers. These different but connected groups have had a positive impact on every one of our students’ life this year. The individuals who make up and contribute to these groups are hardworking, clever and selfless. The only reward they get from their efforts is knowing they are building a stronger, more vibrant school community that will deliver an education that reflects the values and meets the expectations of our community. Thank you for making City Beach Primary School a great place to learn and grow, working and achieving together with pride, this year.

The end always signals a new beginning. At our Graduation Assembly on Wednesday we celebrated the success of, and fare welled our Year 6 students as they excitedly move on to navigate their way through their high school years. As a school community we have thoroughly enjoyed watching our Year 6 students grow. Both individually and collectively they have provided leadership and been role models for our younger students. It’s been lovely to see our three values of Respect Responsibility Resilience, guiding their actions each day. We wish them every success for the future and reminded them that no matter what they become or where you are, they will always be a special part of our community and our history. They will always be a City Beach Primary School kid.

‘Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning’ Carol Dweck

All families should have received their child/children’s reports yesterday – there have been a few glitches with email addresses so please let us know if you have yet to receive your reports and we will resend.

2021 will see our school open with increased enrolments and a restructure that is currently underway in our senior part of the school. Our original classes Year 4/5 and 5/6 were large with little room for new enrolments so we have stretched resources to create three smaller classes:  Year 4 (Louise Smith), Year 5 (Tina Ingraham) and Year 6
(Liam Gauci) classes to ease class size numbers. Although this has been a late change, it is a positive one that will ensure our strong, capable and collaborative staff continue to provide an education for all of our students that supports them to be the best they can be.

 

I thank you for being a school community that supports and values the school. City Beach Primary School has: Great Families; Great Students; and Great Staff. We are a connected community achieving together with pride.

I wish you all a fabulously relaxing holiday break and look forward to 2021 – another year filled with joy in learning for our school community.