Dear PLC Sydney Community
A warm welcome to 2017 to our whole school community.
Susan and I enjoyed a sojourn in Vietnam over the holidays where we visited our sister school, the Vietnam Australia School, on the occasion of their 10th anniversary. You might recall that our own Rowena Barnett is the Deputy Principal there for the next two years. We took some time to relax in beautiful Hoi An and then in Singapore on the way home.
Image (middle): The Anniversary Concert which was something to behold. Image (right): I had the honour of addressing the community.
It is very exciting to be part of another school year. I am sure your daughters are looking forward to the adventure of learning in the year ahead. We are receiving excellent news from our Year 12/2016 students on their matriculation to various courses of study. To read about their results, please click here
I thought you might like to know what the first weeks of term look like:
Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 January: Executive Planning Days
Wednesday 25 January: New Staff Induction Day
We welcomed all new PLC Sydney staff to join our community. To read about changes to PLC Sydney staff, please click here.
Friday 27 January: Us and Us Day
It is essential that we seek to build our community as the year commences. Looking after our staff is critical to our work as they care for our students. This day is a time to consider how we will feed our staff spiritually, physically and intellectually as the year commences.
Monday 30 January: Planning Day
A devotion is followed by the Principal’s Staff Briefing. The day is spent in planning.
Tuesday 31 January: First Day for Boarders, Year 7 and new students
The program for today includes a playground welcome, a formal meeting with parents and new students, various activities and orientation. The Boarders Welcome Dinner is in the evening.
Wednesday 1 February: School for All
All students return, looking good in their uniforms. A Years 4–12 Chapel starts the day. Junior School Parents meet under the Camphor laurel tree after lunch and there are Parent Information Evenings for Kindergarten and the Transition Class.
For more Parent Information Evenings, please click here.
Dr Paul Burgis