Principal's Welcome - Week 3, Term 1, 2021
Dear College community,
Schools are messy places. Let's think about Norwest for a minute. It's a complex community made up of 990 students, each at varying stages of development, with different strengths, gifts and challenges and, from varying family backgrounds. The Norwest community is also comprised of 120 staff, each with varying approaches to teaching and each with a set of unique life experiences that influence the way that they relate to one another and to our students. With so many influences bearing down on them at any one time, be they political, cultural or social, schools are very complex and pressure-filled contexts. Yes schools are messy, but gosh I love it! I love it because what actually emerges from the mess, with careful planning and structure is something very beautiful - the learning and growth of young people.
My current music playlist that I have on repeat is "Symphonic Coldplay", Coldplay favourites performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. I know, it's a bit daggy but for those of you who appreciate a good orchestral track it's very relaxing. What is strange about hearing these tracks performed is the absolute synchronicity with which each phrase is performed. Every rhythmic phrase is precisely timed in the orchestral setting whereas in the original Coldplay version there is so much flex. Click here to read more.
Mrs Felicity Marlow