Principal's Desk - Week 8, Term 3 2018 | Coomera Anglican College

From the Principal's Desk - Week 8, Term 3 2018

 Dear Parents, Staff and StudentsMark Sly1


Our students are so busy that it is hard to keep up with everything that is happening at the moment. This past week we have had students competing in the Griffith University Chinese Speech Competition, Gold Coast Drama Festival and of course the ongoing Eisteddfods. All involved have competed with pride and have achieved great success as individuals and in groups. The Music Excellence Concert was held last Thursday night. Congratulations to Thomas Spencer - drums (1st place), Alexa Ripsher - vocals (2nd place) and Stephanie Warren - vocals (3rd place) for their winning performances. The opportunities for students at our College are incredible, and we always encourage them to get involved in whatever way possible to make the most of these opportunities. It is far more rewarding to get involved in a range of activities and enjoy the benefits of doing so.


There are two recent individual performances that are worthy of mention here.


First Nicole Slabbert (Year 12) achieved a Commendation Award at the prestigious Creative Generation Excellence Awards in Visual Art for her amazing painting ‘The Great Restorer of Life’ 
This is a wonderful achievement and reflects Nicole’s hard work and expertise in painting.

Nicole Slabbert 1 2Nicole Slabbert 2


Secondly Fraser Smith (Year 12) has just been crowned World Champion in Karate having won his title at the 37th Hakuakai World Championships in Japan over the weekend. This is an astonishing performance, as Fraser had not one point scored against him.

Fraser Smith


There are many outstanding student achievements each year and I never tire of hearing of their successes. It is not possible to list them all each week. Of course, not everyone has same ability or opportunity so and it is equally important to encourage participation and the achievements of personal bests in all students. I believe our staff are very good at encouraging everyone along these lines. Personal growth comes from trying hard, making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. This is what having a growth mindset is all about.


Well done to all students who give their best every day.

Enjoy the Gold Coast Show Day holiday tomorrow.


Thank you for your continued support.



Yours sincerely

Mark Sly - Principal