Principal's Message

Mar 5th 2020

The Blessing of Parenthood


Being a parent is a wonderful blessing, yet it is common to feel a bit underprepared or guilty about how we go about the crucial role of being a parent. To support our community in this key role we were honoured to host Dr Judith Locke at St Luke’s last week to share and reinforce the collective wisdom in this area. 


Dr Locke, clinical psychologist spoke with staff and parents sharing tips and strategies about how to help our children become ‘confident and capable’. I have deliberately italicised the phrase as it is the business name for Dr Locke’s service. I would encourage you to access her website, you will find links to her articles which appear in the Sunday Mail and practical parenting strategies.


Dr Locke has generously agreed to share her recent article of helping our children be capable in social situations. Dr Judith Locke article


Being a parent can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding roles we take on in life. I find the following quote quite useful when considering my role as a parent; 


"The most important thing about children is to prepare them properly for responsible citizenship. The primary objective should not be to raise a straight A student who also excels in three sports and becomes a prominent brain surgeon. Our primary objective is to raise a child such that community and culture are strengthened." - John Rosemond


Coronavirus update.

The School has recently provided an update on the coronavirus and travel restrictions. I would encourage you to read the letter issued on the school app this week. We continue to monitor the situation and liaise with relevant government authorities to inform our planning. 

We are closely monitoring the situation and as per our normal planning procedures are developing contingency plans for a variety of scenarios. 
As always, our highest priority is the health and safety of our staff, students, parents and members of the St Luke's community. We have asked all staff and students to be aware of their own health and that of others, washing hands regularly and keeping workspaces clean are common-sense practices. Hand sanitiser is also available at various locations around the school. If students are unwell they are asked to remain home until feeling better. 
Please exercise a common-sense approach and keep perspective as we work together during this time of heightened sensitivity.



Thank you for your continuing support of our school. 


Craig Merritt



Thank you for your continuing support of our school.

Mr Craig Merritt




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