From Mrs Stathatos
It has been a terrific end to the year, culminating in the college’s Presentation night to celebrate student achievements.
Every student should reflect on their efforts and take pride in the positive behaviours they have displayed to support their learning.
As we farewell another decade, we can be proud of the work we have done as a community to fulfil the aspirations of our students.
The new decade brings further excitement, challenge and opportunity. Bring on 2020!
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
From Mrs Allison
Another year is nearly completed and Christmas is upon us soon, so it is a perfect time for reflection on the past but most importantly planning time for the future.
This week’s professional learning for our staff was focussed on relatedness, the building of positive relationships. We were very fortunate to have Brendan Bailey (Berry St Education) deliver an energising professional learning session on this important topic.
Next year, our College aims to continue to involve parents in practical positive psychology together with our educators and external organisations, so we can learn, live and embed the evidence-based strategies for flourishing together. The Maroondah Positive Education Network is developing further and gaining momentum to improve communication and influence as many people as possible with positive educational strategies.
I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our hardworking staff for their wonderful work this year. They have been inspirational, energetic and have provided our college with a wealth of knowledge and forward momentum. I hope they enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday full of love, joy and hope. Appreciate this very special time with your family, friends and pets! Reflect on this quote from Brene Brown that encapsulates the essence of human connection and relationships.
Trust is earned in the smallest of moments.
It is earned not through heroic deeds, or even highly visible actions, but through paying attention, listening, and gestures of genuine care and connection.