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Sing a Song of Changes…

Sing a Song of Changes…

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Sing a song of changes. Sing a song of change. If it rearranges, Let it rearrange. Entering a school for the first time since you graduated from Year 12 can be a bit of a shock to some parents. Sometimes the shock of what is happening and the unexpected changes is felt more by parents th ...
Kindness, Good Manners and Respect

Kindness, Good Manners and Respect

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In the last few days I have heard of and seen wonderful examples of the good manners and kindness of our students. New students have been welcomed, worried or fearful students have been helped, assistance has been offered without being asked, and respect has been shown in so many ways f ...
Teachers

Teachers

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Over the Christmas/New year break, I acquainted myself with a film that, to me is the true classic of the school-teacher genre: Released in 1967, this still resonates with me and, having first viewed it as an adolescent (it was an English text at my school) it probably played a si ...
Welcome to our students for 2019

Welcome to our students for 2019

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This morning a whole school assembly was held in the Iona Sports Stadium for our 1170 returning students for 2019. Our Principal, Mr Terry Muldoon, addressed the student body. Below is his welcome address.  Welcome back to our returning students and for those of you who are here for t ...
SCAS 2019

SCAS 2019

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Nearly 1200 students, over 150 staff. Here we go again! Some things have  not changed “The aim of St Columba Anglican School is to be the most outstanding regional school in New South Wales.  It is the product of the vision of a community - to build a school with access to all who ...
What Success Really Is

What Success Really Is

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Success (definition): noun The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. Synonyms:  favourable outcome, successfulness, favourable result, successful outcome, positive result, victory, triumph They came back from the competition wearing medals almost as big as their smiles. Their pictur ...
We all want to be loved

We all want to be loved

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Humans love to be loved. One of the best kept secrets of happiness is to love and take care of others. Caring for others enhances happiness levels. All of us have an intense desire to be loved and nurtured. The need to be loved, as Bowlby’s and others’ experiments have shown, could be ...
Advantage SCAS Student

Advantage SCAS Student

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This Wednesday I had the honour of addressing the Higher School Certificate class of 2019 at a service and breakfast meeting with their parents. In my address I reminded them that as they enter the competitive world of the HSC, that they had certain advantages that made them more like ...
The Right to Discriminate?

The Right to Discriminate?

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Anything to do with schools makes good copy! Our community is most likely aware of a particular letter signed by a number of my Sydney Anglican colleagues, and the media storm it has generated. Anglican schools' exclusion letter is at odds with the values we were taught in class -  M ...
No Silver Bullet

No Silver Bullet

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In this, the age of great change and scientific achievements, we have become so used to great strides forward that we seem to have developed a sense that for every problem there must be a silver bullet or miracle cure. And if there isn’t, there should be! This can lead to single incid ...