From the Principal

Hello everyone,

Time seems to have flown this term and suddenly here we are at the end of term already. The last two weeks have been full of wonderful activity all around our school.

Thank you to those families who joined us for our Winter Festivals. When all of our paths converge and we come together to reverently mark a moment in the year’s cycle, we truly get to experience our community. Thank you to the many teachers and support staff who worked so hard to bring the festivals together and thank you to our amazing students who held the space so well.

Last week students from our Student Representative Council in the High School attended a Board Meeting and provided the Board with a detailed student perspective of our school. Their views were carefully thought through and beautifully presented. The students had some great ideas for improvements at the school and also gave lovely feedback about the things they love about the school. It was lovely to hear them talk of how much they valued the feeling of community and family they get at Cape Byron. We will be working on some of their suggestions over the coming months and we look forward to welcoming the SRC to a Board meeting again later in the year.

Last night I had the absolute pleasure of attending the Year 9 & 10 Elective Showcase Evening. I never cease to be amazed at the incredible standard of performance, creativity and skill our students demonstrate at these evenings. I would like to congratulate our wonderful students and also their incredibly committed and passionate teachers for last night’s showcase event. It is great to see our students having such confidence to present their creative endeavours in the way that they do.

If you have been at the school lately, you may have noticed that our food gardens are looking really healthy right across the school. Yesterday I had a visit from some Class 5 students who had been working in the garden with Evan, harvesting their produce. They presented me with a glorious bunch of greens to take home and have for my dinner. Delicious! I know that they also took their produce home to their families – I hope everyone enjoyed the produce as much as I did last night!

I hope you all have a safe, peaceful and enjoyable term break. I am taking some annual leave during this break, but look forward to seeing you all next term.

Peace
Nerrida