As the school year draws to a close, I take this opportunity to thank our school community for its support throughout 2017. It has been an historic year for CSC as we have moved to a predominantly one campus school with almost all of our students from Years 7-12 on a single campus, which continues to be rebuilt. At the start of the year we welcomed the opening of our new Engineering Building, and as the year ends we are poised to take possession of the new Performing Arts building which has been constructed over the past 9 months.
It has also been a year of change for the leadership of our school following Mary McPherson’s resignation at the end of Term One, Noel Claridge’s tenure as Interim Acting Principal in Term Two and then my commencement during the second half of the year. I thank Mary for her valuable service to our school since her appointment in 2009, and I am also grateful to Noel for stepping in and leading our school superbly during Term Two. On a personal note, I am grateful for the valuable support I have received from the school community during my first six months as Principal.
As I write this article, our Year 12 results are only a few days away from being released and we are busy determining the many awards that will be presented at our Awards Night on Wednesday 20 December. Many of our students will receive well deserved awards and other forms of recognition for their achievements this year. For those who are not as satisfied with their results, I encourage them to persevere, set new goals for the year ahead and identify people who can support them as they continue their educational journey.
Finally, I wish all members of our school community a safe and relaxing vacation period, and I look forward to seeing everyone again at the start of 2018.