Tuesday 30 January
The first day of school is a milestone for all students, however, it's especially significant for our newest learners as well as their parents and carers. Hundreds of Foundation students from Catholic Schools in the Sandhurst Diocese experienced their first day of school this week with a mixture of excitement and nervous energy. Easily spotted in the playground, the newest students were wearing uniforms with room to grow and sporting backpacks that appeared too large for tiny backs. In the classrooms there were new pencil cases and lunch boxes, rules to learn, and new friends to make. Some Foundation students stayed for an entire school day, while others finished at lunchtime, easing into the routine of school.
Staff were also in good spirits with a new year bringing new beginnings, and for many, different roles within the school. Others were new to the school, sharing the first day experience with the Foundation students.
As the year unfolds, there will be countless milestones and achievements, along with scraped knees and lost teeth. As adults we all look back on those significant moments as memories to be treasured, and some best forgotten!
The Catholic Education Sandhurst theme for 2024 is, 'Behold I make all things new', a fitting theme for a brand-new year. We wish all our staff and students a fabulous 2024.