Well, I guess that it may come as a surprise to realise that school holidays are about to conclude and plans are well underway to commence the 2019 school year at NCS. I know that many of you are fully aware of this approaching return date, as during this past week, I have seen numerous school families visiting our Uniform Shop to organise new uniforms for rapidly growing children.
On behalf of our Board and staff, I would wish to take this opportunity to provide a warm welcome to all NCS families. I would especially extend a welcome to all new families who are joining our NCS community for the very first time. I thank you for choosing our school for your children and am confident that you will soon feel very much ‘at home’.
I do trust that the holiday period provided our families with opportunities for rest and relaxation. No doubt for many of our students (and staff) it has been a pleasure to turn off alarms and to enjoy extended sleep-ins.
While you have been on holidays, our Business Manager and Grounds and Maintenance staff and ICT Department have been busily at work preparing for the new school year. I would especially wish to commend Mr Jim Hefferan, our Grounds and Maintenance Manager, who has been overseeing a number of significant new developments at our school. These have included the installation of air-conditioners in the Science and Visual Arts rooms, new carpets and vinyl flooring in the Kindergarten rooms, as well as the installation of efficient, LED lighting throughout the Infants area. The Secondary change rooms have also re-opened and the costume room has been relocated. Extra storage facilities have also been created for our ever-expanding array of musical instruments. These are just some of the changes that have occurred whilst we have been enjoying our holiday break.