It was a case of "out with the old and in with the new" at council, with farewells given to retiring members and welcomes to new and returning councillors.
A special farewell and thank you to Lousie Evans who has put a huge effort in as President for two years and on council for several years prior to that. Farewell and thank you also to Vicki McCormack and Jarrod Smith who have completed their terms.
Welcome to our new council members - Matthew Kenny, Jane Kingsley, Brian Stanley, Katherine Aryton and Barbara Springfield.
Welcome back to returning councillors - Simone Beever, Lee Cath, Nigel Toussaint and Helen Lockart.
Each year the office bearer positions are elected, congratulations to
- President - Ben Atchison
- Vice-President - Nigel Touissant
- Treasurer - Lisa Shaw
The Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) is the detailed plan of what MPW will be focusing on as a school for the year. It draws on a broader 3-year strategic plan and is informed by data including NAPLAN results, parent and staff surveys and the financial position of the school. Look out for a 1-pager infographic coming soon to highlight the key points of the AIP.
The Education Sub-Committee will use the AIP heavily during the year to guide the curriculum focus on areas such as Year 3 Reading and Numeracy in conjunction with Foundation/1/2 learning that occurs in the lead up.
The Budget is nearing finalisation, enabling leasing of new laptops for grades 3/4, capital works including upgrading the Foundation/1 toilets and some fabulous learning programs planned by staff.
The Environment Committee is riding the wave of capital works to great effect with plenty of interest shown by the broader community to have a say and get involved in the Sensory Garden planned for Jack's Paddock, in addition to opportunities presented by the toilet upgrade project.
Speaking of which, the new toilets are progressing nicely. Get ready for First Flush early in Term 2!!
School Council President