What an eventful fortnight it has been, particularly farewelling our Year 12 students. Our College mission is to raise responsible disciples of Jesus Christ, and accomplishment of this is clearly evident among the graduating class of 2018. Congratulations to all who received commendations and awards for both academic excellence and endeavour.
We have many other events at this time of year, so please ensure you check the calendars sent by Heads of School or Coordinators to ensure you are abreast of all you need to know.
Looking to 2019 - Changes & Leadership
We will have a few changes for 2019, beginning of course with our new principal, Mr Andrew Manning, arriving in January.
In the Primary area, in order to keep class sizes to reasonable numbers for 2019, we have slightly reshaped the class structures. We will have a Prep and Prep/1 composite, three classes at each of Years 1/2, Years 3/4 and Years 5/6, and a Year 4/5 class .
Mrs Donna Martin and Mrs Jo Moore will continue to lead the Prep-Year 2 team. We will welcome back Mrs Madura Nadarajah and Mrs Anna Lam to support teaching roles in the team.
As the upper Primary will be a mix of year levels, Miss Sara Wright will coordinate Years 3-6. Mr Elkington is stepping back from coordination to take a day each week to pursue his puppetry in more depth. Mrs Karen Hooper will be the Years 3/4 Team Leader to assist Miss Wright in her extended role. Mrs Tammie Chester will join the Years 3-6 team for 2019.
In the Secondary School, Mr Joel Williamson will continue to lead the Years 7/8 team. We will welcome Mrs Jo Piening to this team in 2019. Year 6 students will be excited to know they will have a familiar teacher for some subjects moving into Year 7.
At Years 9/10, Mr Berry will be taking extended leave from March to May to have a well deserved holiday with his family. Mrs Sharyn Hadlow will be the Acting Years 9/10 Coordinator for 2019.
There are no changes at Years 11/12, with Mrs Lara Curtis-Morris continuing as Years 11/12 Coordinator, assisted by Mrs Rachelle Cooper. Mrs Olivia Williams will continue as the Trades Skills Centre Manager.
Mrs Glenys Bailey will continue as the Head of Primary, and Mrs Shirley Patterson as Head of Secondary. I will also step back to my usual role as Deputy Principal.