Welcome to 2017
The year is already in full swing and we have had a very busy first few weeks and a very full term ahead. Term One is always quite hectic with many activities and events alongside the daily academic studies and the excitement and challenges of a new school, a new year, new subjects and new friends and teachers.
We began the year with the traditional Foundation Assembly where all 208 new Year 9 students, 6 new senior students and all new staff members were presented and acknowledged, alongside the Year 12 class of 2017. It was wonderful to witness the Year 12 students inducting the new students into the school and I thank them for mentoring and supporting them. For the first time since our inception Sir Gustav Nossal was unable to attend so Professor Leon Piterman (Monash University) delivered the keynote address and presentation duties – along with School Council President Mr. Kyle Hoppitt. Sir Gus is anxious to meet the new Nossalonians and will be in attendance at the high achievers assembly to address the whole school, welcome back some of our top performing VCE students from the class of 2016 and sign autographs, shake hands and pose for selfies with the students. We are indeed fortunate to have a pre-eminent namesake who is not only an inspirational and world famous scientist but is an outstanding role model with a genuine interest in and passion for our school and students. We are both pleased that I can still (after Monday) state that every Nossal student and staff member since our inception in 2010 has been introduced to and welcomed by Sir Gus.