Welcome to 2019

Welcome to 2019.
I hope that everyone had a great holiday break, and are ready for a new year of opportunity. 2018 seen 19 of our year 12 graduates achieve 100% outcomes in either gaining certification, QCE’s, employment or going onto further study, or a combination of a number of these achievements. If they can do it, so can our new 2019 year 12 group.
We have a lot of new students joining us on the 29th January (first day for new students). I would especially welcome them as they begin a new journey in their education. All current students will commence on the 30th of January. Friday the 1st of February will be an excursion, and an opportunity for all students, old and new, to get to know one-another.

I have themed this year as ‘Finding Hope Every Day in a Broken World.’ In today’s world, finding brokenness is easy, but finding hope in the world is like the proverbial, ‘Needle in a haystack’ situation. True hope can only be found in God. He promises us in Psalm 46 – ‘God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.’ Hope in him provides a life of purpose. Even though challenges will still come, the battle is not fought alone. More on this theme as the year progresses.

I look forward to a great year ahead. If you want to know about your child’s education program, and any information or the support that will be provided, please feel free to contact the school and book an appointment time with teachers.
I want to take the opportunity to introduce new staff for 2019.
  • David Robertson – Is the new transition class teacher.
  • Jo Burnham – Will replace Donna West in term one, while Donna is on Long Service Leave. Donna returns in term 2.
  • Justin Burnham – Will join us for term one to begin the new Conservation and Land Management course.
  • Stephen Hol – Is the new engineering tutor
  • Vanessa Starr-Nolan – Is replacing Sandra Robinson. Sandra retires on the 1st of march after 13 years of service to the school.
What’s missing to start the year….school captains. This year we will not have school captains to start the year. These are usually drawn from our year 11 and 12 cohort. We need two, who will represent Glendyne in the school community and public events. We will be searching hard in term one, looking for students who live up to the REAL values, and have good school attendance. Maybe a goal to consider in this school student leadership opportunity.

There has been a review of our ‘Child Protection’ documentation which was completed in December 2018. Please go to the web page here (https://www.glendyne.qld.edu.au/media/publications/ ) to access the updated documents, and view the changes.

Until the next newsletter, have a great beginning to your new year.

Dale Hansen – Principal