"We have been privileged to have been able to send both our children to the College. It has been significant for both of them in their education journey. Neither would be where they are now without this contribution. As parents we have always appreciated the personal touch with the school through regular phone calls and teacher interviews, and events like the school picnic, Library week and school shows.
We have always supported and endorsed the school and often referred friends, as we believe ACG Parnell College is an excellent educational opportunity that should in the least be considered by anyone wanting a private education. The systems in place ensure that each student can and does receive the education they deserve from a very professional workforce and organisation. The size of the College also makes it 'more personal', which enhances the learning process and assures the parents."
"Parnell College and its many excellent teachers have provided support for my daughter in more ways than I can count and now three years on she is a confident, academically capable and self-determining student. Thank you also for the extraordinary environment, which you go to great care to create, which has made children learn to deeply respect and care for their peers. There has been a remarkable absence of any sort of bullying in my daughter's experience at the school, which has been a wonderful aspect of her last three years.
Additionally, thank you for valuing and creating structure, and calm 'old-fashioned' learning classroom environments where quiet, respectful learning is valued and teachers really teach. These are all things that have made a big difference to my daughter's ability to concentrate, learn and thrive at school."
As I was brushing my teeth this morning I was musing over the educational life of my children and I was filled with a deep sense of appreciation for the work you have done to make ACG Parnell College a safe place of belonging for non conformist, quirky, profoundly bright/gifted children (amongst many others).
I believe what you have developed is unique in terms of meeting the needs of the very bright child. Thank you so much for having the insight not to insist on unimportant conformity at the school and to create an environment where the beauty and talents of children who do not strive to just please the adults and be what others tell them to be can be fostered. Out of diversity and critical thinking comes greatness.
I deeply appreciate the work you and the teachers do.
Mrs V, mother of two ACG Parnell College students.