Welcome back to Term 4, 2017. I hope you enjoyed a delightful school holiday. Term 4 is action-packed with lots of events as we join together to celebrate school life. Over the next few weeks, we have a number of end of year events connected with our Senior School including a final assembly, last day, presentation evening and the Year 12 Valedictory. Please pray for our Year 12 VCE students who will be soon completing their end of year external VCAA examinations. If you are at the College during the examination period, you will notice that the area around the Secondary Science building will be out of bounds. This assists us in maintaining a quiet environment. The last day for Year 12 to be at the College is Tuesday 24 October. The exams commence on 1 November.
Earlier this week, we had our Prep 2018 Parent Information Night. Starting school is a very exciting time and it was wonderful to hear the Bayside Christian College staff sharing on how we work with parents in Christian schooling. During the evening, we also enjoyed watching a video of Prep students who provided some helpful advice to the 2018 Prep parents.
Over the past few months, I have been busy with preparations for 2018. We have a few changes of teaching staff. Mr Brendan Elliget (Secondary Mathematics) is retiring, while Mrs Janienne Woodbridge (Librarian) and Mr Jonathan Lake (Secondary English and History) are both leaving to pursue callings in other ministry areas. In addition, Mrs Anna Lam will be on parental leave for 2018! While in the coming weeks I will be announcing all of the new staff, I can at this time announce that Mrs Olivia Williams will be joining our staff team in 2018. Her role will be coordinating the new Trades Skills Centre and working in the VCAL team. We would appreciate your prayers as we look to finalise our 2018 staffing team.
May you enjoy a wonderful term.