Hello and welcome to my first and final Principal's Note for Term 3. It is hard to believe that Term 3 is almost finished. As the old saying goes, "time fly's when you are having fun". With fun being one way to describe my first few weeks at Charleville State High School, I must say that I am quite overwhelmed with the level of support and acceptance that has been given to me from my first encounter with the staff and school community. It has been extremely comforting for me.
As the "team leader" of such an enthusiastic and committed group of professionals, I have enjoyed getting to know parents, students, staff and community members over the past couple of weeks. It is very exciting to be working with a school community that puts a huge amount of effort into school improvement, student achievement and school pride. I trust that this level of enthusiasm and commitment will continue to grow over time.
During the two week break from school, I trust that students, parents and staff will enjoy their time away and use the time to relax and re-energise for the final term for the year.
It has been great to see the most of the student population attending school each day wearing our uniform with pride. Well done students and parents! Remember that a uniform not only sets a group apart from others, it fosters a sense of belonging, develops mutual respect among students and promotes an effective teaching and learning environment by eliminating the distraction of competition in dress and fashion at school.
At our school, I aim to have all students committed to being at school every day, so let's support them and provide the best opportunity for them to be at school every day. As we begin a brand new term after the holidays, parents are reminded of the importance of sending their children to school each day. Being at school every day counts, with one day absent each week quickly adding up to two months of missed lessons in a year. Unless your child is ill, it is expected that your child will be at school learning every day of the school year.
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday everyone. We look forward to seeing you all for the start of Term 4 on Tuesday 8 October.
Enjoy the break from school!
Mr Justin Washington