In this issue:
We are really blessed in our school in that we have a significant number of applications for positions, and choosing students to come can be really hard!
Truthfully, I just love meeting young people, hearing their stories, what they love about school, and what their hopes for the future are. It is so inspiring, that I often come out of interviews, wanting to come back to school myself!
One of the big topics of conversation in interviews is reputation. It is abundantly clear to me that Genesis Christian College has an exceptionally high reputation in our local community, for being THE school of choice. Many would say the pick of schools of the northside of Brisbane.
This makes me delve deeper into “why” Genesis has this reputation; and it all comes back to our culture; and the heritage of who we are as a community.
As a distinctly Christian school, we hold a set of core beliefs. Many schools will say they have “values” or things they aspire to; but at Genesis our core beliefs underpin everything we do. It is from our biblical view of the world, that our values are formed, and from these values our expectations and actions. In other words, we are inspired by, and guided by the word of God in all that we do.
I often say to families when we meet, that Genesis has exceptionally high expectations on behaviour, and we follow through on this. We don’t just value good behaviours, but really believe that certain ways of acting are Godly and wholesome. And so our classrooms and playing fields have a sense of order, and our students carry themselves with a sense of dignity, and pride in our school culture.
In our school, this translates into excellence in teaching and learning and students results. We set the bar high, and students rigorously work hard to achieve their potential. This is part of our culture, and part of what makes Genesis Christian College, such a great school.
Head of School (Primary)
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