It’s A Wrap 2022

To raise a child who is comfortable enough to leave you, means you’ve done your job. They are not ours to keep, but to teach how to soar on their own!

It’s a wrap of the 2022 school year, where many special people, moments and events have filled our days with leaning and joy!  We worked together as a school community to make a difference to every one of our students’ lives…each of us. Our strength is not as individuals but aa a team working together motivated by the same desire to nurture confident, curious and creative learners. We are in a position of strength for 2023 with a strong, capable and collaborative staff and a community that supports and values their school.

This year we say goodbye to Riley Davidson as she excitedly takes on a teaching position at Maylands Peninsula Primary School, we wish her all the best.  And to Amy Clarke who leaves her Education Assistant role in the Kindy and Pre-primary to pursue an interior design management role. Although leaving her role here, we hope to be able to call on Amy for relief days next year. Thanks, Riley and Amy, for always giving your best to our kids and the team at CBPS.

Our team at City Beach Primary School has an amazing support network consisting of our: School Board; Parents and Citizens Association and families; and volunteers from community partnerships. Our School Board continues to be knowledgeable, passionate and supportive of the school and our strategic direction. Shane Downey as School Board Chair has always provided excellent leadership, guidance and support to a switched on and motivated Board.  Ben Morton in his first year as President of the P&C has given his time and energy, and with the support of an energetic and capable Executive, has harnessed the enthusiasm and ideas of a diverse and committed group, to achieve great outcomes for our school. Together with our volunteers from Rotary Jeremy Wood and David James and Edconnect David, Hugh and Sophie, I know, and appreciate that we are very lucky to have so many capable people genuinely committed to improving our school –– thank you for making City Beach Primary School a great place to learn and grow.

Today at the Graduation Assembly we said goodbye to our graduating class, and to ten families as their time – ranging from two to ten years at City Beach Primary School – also came to an end, with their last child moving on to high school. For these families it is the end of an era. Thanks for the many ways you have supported the school in your time with us, we genuinely appreciate and are grateful for your contributions energy and efforts over the years. It was lovely to see the level of support of our parents, siblings and family at the graduation assembly today, and at all school events throughout the year.

One of my messages to the Class of 2022 at their assembly today were words from a Tim McGraw song: ‘When the dreams you’re dreaming come to you, when the work you put in is realised, let yourself feel the pride but always stay humble and kind’. Celebrate your success along the way, continue to lift up those around you and focus on the important things in life. Your integrity and strength of character will help you to be confident curious and creative learners with healthy hearts and minds… and this will be the greatest measure of your growth and success. I wished them every success for the future and reminded them, that no matter what they become or where they end up in life, they will always be a part of our school community and our history. They will always be City Beach Primary School kids.

As we wrap up another great year at CBPS I thank you for your support and hope that you all have a fabulously safe and fun filled holiday season spending time surrounded by family and friends.

Rest, relax and recharge…!

See you all back on Wednesday 1 February for the start of the 2023 school year!

Stay Safe, Kind and Fair