Category: From the Principal


Getting beat up about Bullying

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

We have read this week about our Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reflecting on his experiences as a young boy at boarding school dealing with physical harassment. His revelations come as ground-breaking research shows school bullies cost victims, their families and the Australian taxpayers $2.4 billion in lost productivity and health expenses across the life of  … Read more

Principal’s Dedication

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

The Most Reverend Archbishop Geoffery Smith and Fr Steve Daughtry, past Principals Dorothy Pargeter, Stephen Matthew and Cheryl Bauer, members of our hardworking Board, my talented colleagues on the staff team, special guests and friends, our wonderful parents and our superstar students – thank you for all being here. My commissioning has messed everyone’s morning  … Read more

To our School Community

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

I’m excited about the year ahead, I’m honoured to be given this new role and the enormity of the responsibility is not lost on me, or might I add, on the rest of the leadership team. I would not want to be anywhere else. This is a great place to work, we are very people  … Read more

School Funding

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

There are so many myths about the funding of Independent Schools that many people do not know what the truth is. As we move towards elections these myths will be promulgated again, so I would like to pre-arm you with the facts so that you will be able to spot the inaccuracies. All Independent schools  … Read more

Congratulations to Stuart Henshall

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

The Student Citizenship Award was presented to Stuart Henshall in Senior School Assembly yesterday by the Order of Australia Association. Amongst its objectives are; to foster love of and pride in Australian Citizenship, and to promote good citizenship, by example, by encouragement and by awards to individuals and other groups to alleviate poverty, promote harmony,  … Read more

What’s happening in Education?

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Our politicians already appear to be in election mode and are making statements about many areas of education. I think that it is important that parents and caregivers have a background to some (if not all!) of the big issues so that we can decide which are most important for the future of our children  … Read more

From the Principal

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Best Wishes Next week is one to look forward to for many of our students. Our 60+ Year 4 – 7 students who are participating in the SAPSASA District Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 23 August and in the Independent Schools Swimming Meet on Thursday 24 August go with our best wishes. All of the Year  … Read more

New Sister School and Teaching Professional Learning

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Indonesian Sister School I am pleased to confirm that our proposed Indonesian Sister School relationship with Bina Cita Utama (BCU) will officially begin next Term; BCU’s new school year commences on 10 July and we return from our mid-year holiday break on 25 July. BCU is a Year 1 -12 School of approximately 150 students,  … Read more

Week 4 Update from the Principal

By Liz Day-Liebelt,

Safety Improvements We were very pleased to be informed by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure that safety will soon be improved for motorists and pedestrians at the Main Road junctions with Gooch Court, Penno Parade North and Downer Avenue, Belair. Of particular importance for our students is that a pedestrian refuge will be  … Read more