Principal’s Corner

Fr. NorbertDear Friends ,

There is no greater calling than to teach the young  and to  be instrumental in opening the  doors to the  hearts and minds of our young people .

To me, education is a continuous and fascinating journey, not  just a destination. Whilst on this journey, I believe that my role as  Principal  is to guide and nurture my  students and teachers to establish skills to achieve health, respect, prosperity and fulfillment of every student, teacher and staff alike.

I am passionate about students being empowered to succeed. As Principal, I hope to use all tools available to inspire my teachers , staff, students and community to work together to promote student achievement and well being. My goal is to promote academic excellence and continuous improvement of our school.

Part of our commitment to excellence involves using technology to aid and supplement our teaching. We have implemented “Smart Class’ and  have an active Facebook page and are now launching this website for students, parents, alumni as well as all well wishers of our school.

The ability to be innovative and creative is important to me. I enjoy being challenged and inspired by the people around me. I aim to enthuse and challenge staff and students to also be inventive and imaginative in their learning and day to day tasks.

The achievement of our  students should be of paramount importance  and for this, having quality, inspirational and passionate teachers is essential to our  school’s success. To borrow John Hattie’s words; “Teachers should build classroom climates where errors are welcome, student engagement is the norm, questioning is high and students gain reputations as effective learners.”

Having said this, I would like to add that  parents and the wider school community are  partners in the education of our students.  It is critical to have the participation of not only the teachers, students, and administration, but also the family and the community.

By working together, let us produce a learning environment that is exciting, innovative, and creative for our students, equipping them to embark on this journey and to  face the challenges of the 21st Century.

I look forward to your continued support and engagement.

God Bless

 

Rev. Fr. Norbert DeSouza
Principal