Principal's News and Newsletter 15, 24th May
It’s wonderful to be home and back to ‘school life’ after a few days away with colleagues on a leadership conference. Whilst the conference was a great opportunity for professional development, it also provided time to recalibrate, reflect, share similar experiences, celebrate successes and acknowledge the many rewards when working in a primary setting. It goes without saying, it is a privilege and I dearly missed the energy of St. Joseph’s over the week.
Upon reflection with fellow principals, I came away with a tremendous sense of pride that we have (and continue to) come such a long way at St. Joseph’s. The capacity of our staff, recognition within Catholic Ed, our amazing students and the strength of our parent community has never shone more brightly. My leadership mantra rang louder than ever; “ensure you surround yourself with good, positive and passionate people.” This has certainly been the secret of our success. To put simply, we’re doing OK, we have great people!
Led by Mrs Moore in my absence, I sincerely thank all staff for ensuring everything ran so smoothly over the week. Although we have some solid processes and structures in place, these have to be actioned, so thank you all! The sad passing of Fr. Ross, confirms there is rarely a dull moment in our schools. The sensitive handling of this news was noted from afar and highlights the pastoral nature of our communities. You were all in my thoughts.