Good afternoon parents, guardians and students,
Welcome back everyone for what promises to be a full and rewarding Term Four. I trust that students have had the opportunity to refresh after a very busy Term Three, and that families were able to spend extended periods of quality time together.
It was fabulous to see parents, guardians and students utilising the Performing Arts Centre for Parent/Teacher interviews in the first week of term. The room as alive with a buzz of positivity and inclusivity, and reports from parents, teachers and students gave the facility a big ‘thumbs up’. It is wonderful to see this building used as a hub of pro activity in our great school.
Yesterday, Thursday October 17, saw the official opening of our Performing Arts Centre (PAC). Chair of the Board of the ASC, Mrs. Barbara Godwin OAM officially opened the building, supported by our Council Chair Trevor Noonan OAM, ASC CEO Peter Laurance OAM, and the Bishop of Wangaratta, The Right Reverend John Parkes AM who blessed the PAC. This event was a highlight for the school and was witnessed by all staff and students, along with several members of the Board of the ASC who had travelled from Perth to visit the ASC schools in the Eastern States.
Parents and guardians of our Year Twelve cohort will be aware that the students reach the end of another year of senior VCE studies when our Year Twelve students finish their scheduled classes in preparation for their first exam, English, the following Wednesday October 30. I wish all Year Twelve students the best in their exam period and for all the future may bring. It has been very pleasing to see staff members and students collaborating throughout the year, with the assistance and input of parents working towards best outcomes for all VCE students. I encourage students to make the most of their time in the lead up to this very important exam session. The exam period will be a stressful period for VCE families and I urge parents to be sympathetic to the needs of Year Twelve students undertaking Exams during this period. The good news for Year Twelve students is that the Exam period will come to an end on Wednesday November 20. Good luck Year Twelve. The rewards for your efforts are very near to realisation.
Parents, students and guardians are reminded that my door is always open, and that I am always available to assist where queries arise.