From the Deputy Principal - Cathie Egarr

I have shared this story on a few occasions recently, because it is worth sharing. It highlights the strength of our community, our care for one another and validates our School’s mission and that of the IB mission, which is to 'develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.'

After last Friday night’s interschool T-Ball game, I received an email from the opposing team's coach, who happened to be a teacher at their school.

He quoted in reference to the game and his noticings, “… was the overwhelming support that this student received from all aspects of the St Andrew's community. It was evidenced from every angle – the players, the coach, the umpire, the parents… it was beautiful. As a coach, I don't generally celebrate when the other team scores a homerun, however … Friday night was one of the best moments I've experienced in my role”. How proud I was to be part of our wonderful School community.

On another note, schools have changed! Once upon a time children walked or rode to school and the infrastructure around this supported walking and riding. However, nowadays, the vast majority of children are dropped off and picked up by parents in cars. I would like to remind everyone to please use the appropriate parking zones and time allocations, drop-off areas, and to be aware of children and other drivers in the area. We are often in a rush, but when we all do the right thing, it helps to support the safety of our children and limit anxiety and frustration. Thank you for your ongoing support of this.

With best wishes and I look forward to seeing you at one of the many upcoming events. A reminder that Parent Teacher Interviews are now available to be booked in with your child’s teacher, via the Parent Lounge.

Cathie Egarr
Deputy Principal