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Leadership Blog

16
Nov
2015

Principal's Message: Remembrance Day

This morning I asked all of our students from Year 1-10 to meet in the Undercover Area for a brief Remembrance Day commemoration and a minutes' silence. … more

6
Jul
2015

Leading Learning Blog

In the news last week an interesting story claimed that by 2025 (in ten years time) 40% of jobs currently being done by men and women will be done by technology of some form. This claim has serious...… more

19
Jun
2015

Grades are Earned by Students, not Given by Teachers

It is important students understand they control the work they produce and can improve on their grade with the support teachers give them. … more

26
May
2015

Developing Leaders at Mundaring Christian College

The heart of good schooling is creating foundations in the lives of students that equip them not just to learn well, but to live well. … more

4
May
2015

We All Want the Best for our Children

We all want the best for our children educationally. The question, and sometimes dilemma, is how do we achieve this? And what do we do if children aren't getting the best of their education?… more

3
Mar
2015

Principal's Blog

This Thursday, March 5 from 6:30pm we are having a meeting here at the College to discuss developments essential for the New Senior Campus.… more

3
Dec
2014

Principal's Blog

Most people, when they think of Christianity, think of it in terms of "stuff that you do." Go to church instead of sleeping in on Sunday, be good and do good things, mix in a bit of charity...… more

28
Nov
2014

Principal's Blog

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.… more

27
Oct
2014

Principal's Blog

Every single person reading this knows these words: kindle, msg, upload, tweet!!! Yet one of the single greatest issues we face as a community is knowing how to communicate effectively.… more

6
Oct
2014

Principal's Blog

I have just been thumbing through the book by Jim Collins called "Good to Great, and the Social Sectors."… more

18
Sep
2014

Principal's Blog

We are changing the uniform rules regarding sports shoes....… more

24
Jul
2014

Principal's Blog

I very much enjoyed the end to last term. I had the privilege of accompanying the Year 6 and Year 7 students on the Eastern States Trip and then returned to lead the Year 8 Camp. … more

2
Jul
2014

Principal's Blog

I love the office space I work in every day! Not only does it provide comfortable spaces for me to stand and work, sit and work and collaborate and meet with people around a table, but best of all...… more

20
Jun
2014

Principal's Blog

The following was shared at the recent Mundaring Shire meeting regarding the Development Application for our Parkerville Campus. With the development receiving the green light it is full steam ahead!… more

10
Jun
2014

Principal's Blog

One morning recently, a mum came to me perturbed that a group of boys in upper primary school adapted an innocuous computer game to one where they were hiding treasure and running around cyber-space… more

21
May
2014

Principal's Blog

Contemporary society often characterises leadership in terms of power, ambition and a self-oriented drive to be top dog. Our emphasis promotes the idea of influencing others positively through...… more

4
Apr
2014

Principal's Blog

I love walking around the College and coming into classes and seeing the enthusiasm and engagement of students and the obvious dedication from teachers. Monday was a great day and a highlight of...… more

27
Mar
2014

Principal's Blog

What is really at the centre of what you hope for your child?. Speaking to parents about education on a daily basis, I am convinced that your priority above all else is that they grow into good...… more

19
Mar
2014

Principal's Blog

I've got a smooth pebble in my office that is from a beach on the island of Barra off the east coast of Scotland. It is the ancestral home of the McNeill's and in 2008 my family and I attended... … more

19
Feb
2014

Principal's Blog

A most vexed and complex issue in Education is the subject of assessment: simply finding a good and reliable answer to the question, "How is this student (my child) doing?". First there is the...… more