As this is the final edition of our Grammar News for the 2017 school year, I wish to state how proud I am of the dynamic, contemporary and multicultural school that we have become.
This year I have witnessed growth in many areas of our school improvement agenda, and this has clearly benefited our students in all phases of schooling that we offer.
We aim to develop in our students a true sense of resilience, which has been our 2017 school theme. I am pleased to witness the passion and commitment of our students as they realise their curiosity and develop their character through the many unique programs we have adopted at our school.
Importantly our students are actively engaged in their learning, and their confidence in their own ability is continually developing, I see this as they tackle challenges and opportunities that are afforded to them. In all areas of our academic and co-curricular program our students are supported by caring, professional staff who foster strong relationships with our students.
Oakleigh Grammar is premised on a supportive community and I pay tribute to our Parents Association, School Business Network and of course our Board, who work tirelessly in the best interest of our school.
I wish to wholeheartedly thank Mr Nick Nicolaou for his leadership of our Parents' Association (PA) over recent years. I wish to advise that Nick will be stepping down as President of the PA next year. The PA have elected new members for Executive Positions for 2018. I am delighted to inform you that the PA Executive for 2018 will be:
Co-Presidents: Mrs Helen Bauzon and Mr Rob Keoylian
Treasurer: Mrs Penny Tounoussidis
Secretary: Mr John Dellis
In 2018 there is great anticipation surrounding the celebrations of our 35th anniversary, which coincides with the 55th anniversary of the Greek Orthodox Community of Oakleigh & District.
Our 2018 school calendar reflects images of past and present, and at our Founders Day Assembly earmarked for the second half of the year, we will have an opportunity to reflect and thank not only our school’s Founders, but those who have contributed to the development of our school.
I take this opportunity to thank and farewell the following staff who will be leaving us at the end of this year:
Mrs Des Maramis, Teacher
Mr John Scott, Maintenance Officer
Mrs Maggie Pawley, Co-Educator
Mrs Naomi Leeder, Teacher
Mrs Ewa Rete, Teacher
Ms Dianne Nash, Teacher
Mrs Jo Morel, Teacher
Mr Paul Kiely, Teacher
Ms Hui Harvey, Teacher
May the star of Christmas shine upon all of our families, and may you be blessed with health and happiness during this holy season. I wish our Oakleigh Grammar families a Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year.