Testimonials


May 2022

 

Good evening, 

 

We have recently been attending the local college's information sessions and I just wanted to let you know how professional yours was. The way each faculty spoke to the curriculum was very valuable and the guided tour with students and staff was great. It far exceeded both our expectations and the other sessions we attended elsewhere.

 

Our family don't begin the secondary education journey until 2024 but you've definitely made a lasting impression on us.

 

Thanks again,

(email from a parent who attended Open Night, 2/5/2022)

 

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May 2022

 

The open night you had on Monday was exceptional, and I wanted to let you know. Sunbury Downs had an exceptional Open Night, which was very well organized and provided detailed information.

 

This school delivers on its scope and objectives. As you could tell by the way he spoke, he lived and breathed every word he spoke. You truly believed the principal was passionate about the school and his team.

 

Sunbury College was my top choice, so I attended your open night just to check it off. After attending, I would like my son to attend your school.

 

Thank you 
(email from a parent who attended Open Night, 2/5/2022)

 

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April 2022

 

I received a phone call from a gentleman this morning, who chose not to give his name. He provided some really positive feedback regarding Jesse and Claire’s public speaking at the ANZAC Service yesterday. The caller wished to pass on that the College Captains spoke beautifully and “did the school proud” and that Jesse, in particular, “made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up”.

 

(via Reception)

 

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March 2022

 

Thank you so much to the Office and the Well Being Officer for organising my children's text books from their lockers for collection from the office so they had access to their learning items whilst we are in lockdown. This was an anxious situation for my daughter as she was concerned about not getting her school work done and having you help in this way has made a significant difference, thank you.

 

Kind regards

(email from a year 9 & 11 parent)

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February 2022

 

Dear Warwick, 

 

Thank you so much for your call this morning. I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

 

Also I wanted to thank the office staff; everyone I have spoken to since my daughter started at Sunbury Downs has been so helpful & lovely on the phone. 

 

Regards

(email from a year 7 parent)

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November 2021

 

I have just taken a call from the crossing lady who mans the charter road east/Elizabeth drive crossing. She said there are two students who always make the effort to wave and say hello to her, and she had a great experience this morning and wanted to pass on the positive feedback.

 

These two students had walked down and waved on the way past, then turned around and walked all the way back and offered her an umbrella because it was raining. The crossing lady said this really touched her heart that they were so thoughtful and generous to leave their umbrella with her, she had to decline as she has one hand for the sign and one for the whistle. She couldn’t believe they had gone out of their way in the rain to walk back to her just to offer their umbrella.

 

One of them was a Middle Years Captain and had about 5 badges, the other student had 2 badges that were green and red. She was extremely complimentary and said they are always very lovely and polite and wanted to recognise the wonderful experience she had.

 

Thank you

(via Reception)

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November 2021

 

I felt it was important to give some positive feedback to the school.

 

I cannot emphasise enough, how incredible the school reception staff are.  Every single time I have called (and it has been a lot 😆) they are incredibly friendly and helpful.  It is not an exaggeration, it has been every single interaction.  

 

Whilst I understand a lot of people think such service should be a given, the reality as we all know, is very different.  Throughout the girls primary years, when calling or dealing with a school office, the general demeanour of office staff seemed to be very grumpy and irritable. 

 

I really needed to share this because I'm so grateful to continually speak to friendly, professional, respectful and highly competent office staff .  They do exceed expectations and go above and beyond the norm.  Thank you to Jess and Abbi in particular, they're doing a fantastic job and really are a wonderful representation of the school!

 

Kind regards

(email from a year 7 & 8 parent)

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August 2021

 

The purpose of this email is to call out the exemplary job the teachers and staff at the College are doing at the moment. 

 

I’ve been involved with a number of community groups through my work and have been privy to some of the different methodologies of delivering remote learning to students in Vic and Tas.  I want to emphasise that the way your teaching team are going about delivering remote learning is second to none.    

 

Through very trying times for teachers, it’s obvious to many within the community that the planning, teamwork and commitment to delivering a high standard of education is front of mind with all of your team.   

 

Thanks very much and keep setting the bar high. 

 

Regards

(email from a year 7 parent)

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February 2021

 

Welcome back to another lovely week of confusion plus all round.

Thank you for the wonderful support that you are showing all students and these very up and down times.  No small feat for teachers all round.
  

Again, thankyou for the wonderful effort and support you provide our children.

(email from a year 8 parent)

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September 2020

 

Hope you and the school community enjoy a quiet and relaxed break.

 

Please pass on our thanks to all the staff for their committment and dedication over this second round of remote learning.

 

Kind regards

(email from a year 8 parent)

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April 2020

 

Just to let you know that I have just had a conversation with a Year 7 parent about their finances and she wanted me to let you all know that you are doing an awesome job. 

 

She is very appreciative of all of the work that has been done by all of the staff to get the work out to the students and the support that she has been offered.

 

She sends a great big THANK YOU

 

(via Reception)

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