Next week is Open Day at the College, a special day where we get to showcase our College to the wider community. To make Open Day a success, staff are generous with their time, creativity and energy. We also rely on student volunteers to support the afternoon. I have to admit to being a little nervous. I wasn’t sure how many students would want to volunteer their time when they could have an early mark and finish school at 12.30. I shouldn’t have worried. More than 300 students have said yes. Yes to working as tour guides. Yes to working in subjects they are passionate about. Yes to showing they are proud to be a Bethany girl. I received many emails from students simply saying they just wanted to help; they didn’t mind how. Our students are our best advocates and I would like to thank them and the staff for the way they have put themselves forward to support this important afternoon.
Here are the specific details: Bethany Day is being held on Tuesday 1st March. Students will be dismissed at 12.30pm and buses will be arranged for the usual school routes. Students who have permission to remain at school as a volunteer are required from 3.30pm – 6.30pm. Parents / guardians are asked to pick up their daughters at 6.30pm from the College.
Open Day is just one of the many events that are coming up over the next few weeks. Communication about these events is usually through Compass. A summary of dates and events can be found below, however it is important that you are able to access Compass and check this regularly for updates and information.
Over the last week or two, we have been able to invite parents to the College for a range of events such as the welcoming Mass for Year 7 and parent information evenings for Years 10 and 11. I’ve enjoyed getting to meet many of you at these events and look forward to our College opening up in the future.