Welcome to Term 4
Welcome back to Term 4. I hope all our families were able to enjoy the spring weather and valuable time with family and friends.
We wish our Year 12 students the best of luck in their HSC examinations that commenced yesterday. The culmination of years of schooling has led them to this point and we are excited to see what their future holds.
As we head to the end of the year and are planning for 2020, a number of staffing changes occur. Two positions currently on the Executive Team will finish at the end of this year, Director of Administration, Mike Weier and Head of Pastoral Care, Libby Barnes will both end at the conclusion of 2019 as positions in the school. Both Mike and Libby have made significant contributions to the school during their ten years of service and have strong and positive connections with many students, staff and families. Many of the Pastoral Care and Curriculum structures we currently enjoy have been developed by Libby or Mike and we are all very grateful for their dedication. Mike has decided to leave Moama Anglican Grammar and Libby will remain on staff.
There are also other staff who have indicated that they will not be with us next year or for part of next year. Stacey Warren who is one of the counsellors will take Maternity Leave from the beginning of November this year for 12 months. We wish Stacey and Steve all the very best as they prepare to welcome a baby and extend their family. The position of counsellor will be taken up by Libby Barnes who is very experienced and knows many of our students and families. Libby is looking forward to working more closely with our Primary students again.
We will also farewell Bronwyn Andrzejeski (Year 4), Sophie Moylan (Secondary HSIE and English) and Sue Harrison (Secondary Art Part Time). These staff have also made significant contributions. In particular Sue Harrison has been with the school from its beginnings and created the logo for the school.
It is always difficult to farewell staff; teaching is not as isolated a career as many might think. We are very team orientated and work together to provide an environment where everyone, students and staff can maximise their potential. We always strive to create a place that cultivates the habits of high performing teams and our teaching and non-teaching staff work to attain this goal as a team. Often teachers move to other schools for a range of reasons and we wish them well as they take a part of Moama Anglican Grammar with them to their new school where they will continue to learn and fulfil their dreams working with the next generation.