As this is the final newsletter for 2017, I wish to acknowledge the outstanding work and support provided to our College by a wide range of people.
We recently had our end of year School Council dinner, where I acknowledged the contribution of the members of this very important group that govern our school.
The College Council President Ms Di Lang, Vice President Mr Matthew Sheehan and School Council parent members; Shelley Kitchen, Catherine McKenzie, Darren Carr, Laurence Lord, Judith Densley, Lyndal Jones and Donna Woods and DE&T elected members; June Bashiruddin, Connie Romano, Tonia Tigani and Adam Bond, Co-opted members, Year 12 students Oliver Massey and Kate Frith, have given freely their time in providing policy development, monitoring and evaluation. Through their work the College can focus upon providing the best possible teaching and learning environment for all of our students.
To the many, many students at North Geelong SC who have set their goals and after working hard throughout the year, they achieved them, I offer my congratulations. Their commitment to their learning makes our College an outstanding place to be part of. Our Logo “Strive to Achieve” heralds what we believe in as a school community. The school’s values (Respect, Excellence, Achievement and Diversity) and The High Expectations from students, staff, parents and the wider community generated this year’s outstanding achievements and positive results.
I take this opportunity to publicly thank Assistant Principals; Ms Julie Andrews, Mr Paul Dawson and Mr Brad Headlam who worked tirelessly within the leadership team to ensure the school continues to enjoy success.
I also extend my sincere thank you to all staff, teaching and non – teaching for their dedication and hard work during this year. The focus and the consistency in teaching and learning in the classroom and beyond has provided a wealth of opportunities for our students.
A special thank you to those staff members who are leaving the College, retiring or taking leave next year. The College staff and students have greatly appreciated their significant contributions.
To all parents and caregivers, I thank you for your wonderful support of our school and for entrusting NGSC with the gift of educating your children; and the many contributions you have given to support our community, through social activities and volunteering.
Next year, we look forward to many new challenges and successes.
2018 will see the school undergo a capital works program (just under 5 million dollars). I ask the whole school community to be patient through the challenges of the refurbishment in anticipation of the end product which will be outstanding.
And finally, I take this opportunity to extend to all members of our School community my very best wishes for a safe and Happy Christmas and a thoroughly relaxing, refreshing and safe holiday.
I look forward to a great start to the 2018 academic year.