Primary Principal - Katie Greenhalgh

 

Primary Principal

Austin Cove Baptist College is an educational community where we like to be known as “Two Schools – One College” – a College in which students can journey from Kindergarten right through to graduation at the completion of Year Twelve. The Primary School is a growing family of approximately 335 students of double streamed Kindergarten to Year Six classes.  

Choosing a school is a big decision not only because of the possible expense involved but because a school has such a significant role to play in the development of a child; five days a week for 40 weeks of the year and for up to 13 years.  It is a big investment and parents need to know that the school of their choosing is the destination that is best for their family.

As a professional team of educators and administrators we are here to serve in an environment in which teachers are expected to have the opportunity to teach and students expected to have the right to learn.  Our Core Values of Courage, Persistence and Respect (CPR) emphasise our commitment to the holistic, academic, physical, emotional and spiritual development of each child.

God, in His wisdom, has given the responsibility of raising children to parents (a mother and a father), not to schools, not to Governments. Each child is special and unique with their own personality, abilities and interests and as such we believe we need to partner with the home in bringing a level of professional knowledge and expertise to the wisdom and experience of the home. Regular, positive communication is the key to this. If there are open lines for discussion and dialogue concerning between the home and the school then we all benefit. For this reason I encourage our staff and parents to seek effective ways of building and maintaining open lines of communication.

If you are considering enrolling your child, or would just like to know more, I encourage you to contact our receptionist and arrange for an enrolment pack to be mailed to you.

Katie Greenhalgh

Principal - Primary School

 

Primary highlights

Pancake Friday

Thank you to everyone who participated in Pancake Day on Friday, 16 February. Mr Newby, the Year 6 Captains, Ms Templeman Twells and Mr Haugh spent the morning cooking pancakes and serving them to the classes. Mr Newby’s comment was how well the Captains worked together and served the school pancakes all morning. He was very impressed with their work effort.

We celebrate Pancake Day as a school to commemorate Shrove Tuesday, the start of the Lent period in the lead up to Easter.