January 1, 2012
2012 was described to me as being a year of good luck. My school council president is Timorese and he told me that it was going to be the Year of the Dragon. This apparently brings good luck, but as I have also researched possibilities of a wild and exciting year too. For me personally, I believe the year will be a good one. My life seems to go in cycles and it seems that it is back on track, especially in the health department. As for my school, which what my school council president was referring to, I think we are due for some good luck.
My school is a small inner city school in Flemington. It is a lovely school with a rich culture and history. It has a strong community feel, as many (or rather most) of the children come from the neighboring commission flats. The school has been going through a period of change and educational growth. Its focus on improvement has been noteworthy.
In 2011 we began a 1:1 iPad program for our Year Preps. This is continuing in 2012 with our Preps and Year 1s all being part of the program. The community love this program and are keen to see it grow. Ideally we would love to see it grow throughout the whole school. This would mean that all 83 of our students would have access to mobile technology, that will provide them the tools to be able to learn at school and at home. Something that our community would otherwise not be able to provide.
This brings me back to my Year of the Dragon…as a principal I want to see my school and its students prosper and do well. My role is to create a school environment that allows for this to happen. With the help of our dragon I am sure, as my school council president says, we will have some good luck and our school will flourish and continue to grow in its endeavours. We will build upon our identity and share our unique stories on our blog site.