Executive Principal's Blog, Mr James Sloman

From The Executive Principal - Principal's Welcome

James Sloman Principal Moreton Bay College & Moreton Bay Boy's College


Personally Adaptable - 24 March 2016

While we continue to build improvement and growth through each term we should always be mindful of the core values we live by; engagement, care, teamwork and character.

Each school term is a discrete period of time in which we seek to deliver an outstanding educational experience for our students in each of the colleges. For the educational experience to be truly great for a child there should be an abundance of opportunities in both the classroom and in the co-curricular. Fortunately for your children and mine this holistic and broad education at the Moreton Bay Colleges supports students in many learning opportunities to engage in the core values.

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The Importance of Community - 10 March 2016

Thank you to so many for making the memorial service for Ms Jennifer Haynes such a poignant and special occasion. For a community to come together to remember a career so focussed on children and people is important for us all, particularly Jennifer’s husband Dr Chris Reynolds and daughter Alice. This focus reminds us all that schools are fundamentally social places where people are the centre of our purpose for being.

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Brother and Sister Schools - 25 February 2016

As two independent separate single sex schools we value the enormous benefits that come from single sex education. As well as this, we are in the enviable position of enjoying the best of both worlds. Our partnership means we can connect as brother and sister schools. Together we are Stronger as a vision allows boys and girls to learn in parallel yet are able to come together where it’s appropriate to do so. Music, Sport, and STEM for example allow boys and girls to learn and grow together.

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Parallel Learning - 11 February 2016

Parallel learning within the context of the Moreton Bay Colleges, means that boys and girls learn separately from each other whilst both heading towards the same academic goals. This allows teachers to target their teaching to best resonate with the gender of students in their class, so they learn in parallel with each other. However, the students from both schools can come together socially, where it is appropriate to do so. We still have a responsibility to ensure that our girls and boys have opportunities to socialise together in order to respect and appreciate each other. Many of these instances occur in the co-curricular opportunities across each of the colleges.

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An abundance of opportunities for students - 28 January 2016

Welcome back to what is sure to be an exciting and rewarding year in the Moreton Bay Colleges. While working during the holidays is a time to focus on larger projects, reflection and planning, schools are much more fun and stimulating when children are present. Children bring a special energy into our work and our lives. They are the reason I do the work that I do. A very special welcome goes to our new students, especially our prep students.

Read more: An abundance of opportunities for students - 28 January 2016

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