Dear Parents,

I wish to extend a warm welcome to your family on behalf of the St Joan of Arc community. As principal I look forward to working with you and your child and hope that your child finds, in our school, a happy, friendly and secure atmosphere and one which will stimulate their desire to learn and discover. Children of today are facing a society that is constantly changing. The intimate family nature of our school enables us to know each child and give them the individual skills needed for them to face the world of tomorrow.

We believe our role as educators is to work in partnership with parents, acknowledging the learning that has already occurred at home. Children need to observe their parents and teachers sharing common beliefs, attitudes and goals. When they experience this they will feel more secure and purposeful. Through participation in the St Joan of Arc Religious Education Program, children will be encouraged in an atmosphere of positiveness and supportiveness. They will develop a healthy self-concept and respect the values and beliefs of others.

We will promote the spiritual, personal and academic growth of each student. This is achieved through the extensive range of academic, sporting and cultural activities organised by the school. Our school is a Learning Community. We strive for excellence, and this has been celebrated with excellent academic results, recognising that we are working together collaboratively, with shared goals and co-learning for continuous improvement. Teachers model a love for learning.

Being principal at St Joan of Arc is a privilege, brings me much joy and many opportunities for learning and developing relationships. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss them. The staff and I look forward to welcoming you to the St Joan of Arc School Community.

Yours sincerely,

Tony McMahon



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