From the Assistant Principal

Last Monday morning I walked into the school yard for the first time, feeling privileged to be joining Bethany College as the new Assistant Principal. If first impressions are anything to go on, I see the College as a wonderful place to be – the staff are dedicated, the students are happy and keen to learn and I have been warmly welcomed by the community. 

 

This sense of the school is my view but it is important to also hear from our community, in order to gauge your perspective of Bethany. To this end, Bethany College will be participating in an online survey – Tell Them From Me (TTFM). The survey will provide us with valuable feedback on what our community thinks about many aspects of school life.

Over the coming weeks we will be inviting students, teachers and parents/carers to provide feedback about their experience of our College using this online survey. The information you and your children provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Bethany. 

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete and will be open until the 18th June. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using the following URL:http://tellthemfromme.com/yx68w

 

The relationship between regular school attendance, learning and wellbeing is well-documented, yet occasionally students are  unwell and need to take time off school in order to recover. Parents and caregivers are gently reminded of their responsibilities to inform the school of the reason for their daughter’s absence. This should be within 7 days of the first day of absence. There are many absences, both partial and whole day, that are still unexplained. After 7 days, the College can explain these absences on your behalf as ‘unjustified’. I encourage parents and caregivers to explain student absences via Compass. Alternatively, you can write a written explanation of your daughter’s absence, and we can update the record for you at school. 

I look forward to sharing in the partnership of the care of your daughters. 

 

 

Kristina Flanagan

Assistant Principal