Continuous Improvement

22 March 2017

Welcome to the last newsletter prior to the Easter school holidays.

It is with great pleasure that I announce that a building at each of the Colleges is set to be named in honour of the late Jennifer Haynes.

At MBC, S Block is the venue for our Humanities, Dance and Drama classrooms making it the perfect choice to name in Jennifer’s honour given her strong support of the Arts at MBC during her time as Principal and Executive Principal.

At MBBC, C Block incorporates two music classrooms. Jennifer was Executive Principal at the time of design of this building and was passionate about Moreton Bay Boys’ College and watching its progress and growth. We know that she was proud to be part of a young school with so much potential.

An intimate ceremony will take place at Moreton Bay College to unveil the official plaque on Thursday 4 May at 4.30pm. The ceremony coincides with the Opening Night of the MBC Children’s Theatre Production “Alice in Wonderland” which commences at 6.00pm.  At this ceremony, we will also acknowledge the naming of The Jennifer Haynes Building, located at Moreton Bay Boys’ College.  I would like to invite the College community to join us for this special occasion. Please RSVP via Lorraine to assist with catering.

Term 1 has been an exciting time with so much happening across both colleges. The enjoyment witnessed through our pastoral, co-curricular and academic programs engages our children in their learning. For instance, seeing student success in both schools in the KidsLit Quiz that saw teams from both schools travel to Sydney over the weekend to participate in the national finals was terrific. As well as this, swimming is incredibly strong at MBC with great results across both colleges with the primary girls winning the Andrews Cup. Secondary and primary girls as well as secondary and primary boys winning their percentage cups and numerous age divisions.

My appreciation also goes to the 130 parents who came to the Academic Information Night held recently. To see so many attend and hear about our continued growth and improvement in the classrooms was inspiring. The introduction of our learning analytics program and the trial of the Seesaw application is really exciting for both Colleges. The work of our teaching staff in implementing these important initiatives has been exceptional.

The information session was captured on video and while lengthy, does reflect the rationale, programs and initiatives being implemented this year. Both the video and the PowerPoint presentation are available for all staff and parents. Please contact Lorraine Charbel, EA to the Executive Principal for copies.

On behalf of the colleges I wish all a fun, restful and holy Easter break.

James Sloman
Executive Principal



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