Life is all about change and so it was with School Council as we bid farewell to outgoing councillors and welcomed in some fresh faces.
A big thank you to outgoing councillors, Paul Girdler, Phil Peacock, Andrew Edbrooke (Parents) and Karen Ghosn (Staff) for your valued contributions.
A warm welcome to new councillors, Simone Beever, Lee Cath, Jarrod Smith, Nigel Touissant (Parents) and Alyena Mohummadally (Staff)
Office bearers are re-elected each year, with congratulations to
- Louise Evans (President)
- Ben Atchison (Vice President)
- Murray Kingsley (Treasurer)
Finally, hello again to continuing councillors Christine Clancy and Kylie Brown (Parents), Vicki McCormack, Michelle Bove and Helen Lockart (Staff), in addition to Jeff Lyon (Executive Officer) and Sandra Monaghan (Secretary).
Early in Term 2 the Council will undertake governance education to ensure we are well prepared to deal with a wide range of scenarios the school may face.
Council endorsed the 2017 Annual Implementation Plan. This is an important document that describes key initiatives for the year, how they will be resourced, managed and monitored for progress and success. This fits within a broader School Strategic Plan. Much hard work has gone into this so well done to all involved.
The 2017 Budget was also endorsed, again following detailed work from the Resources Committee. MPWPS is in a healthy financial position.
In line with the Big Kids' Council above, we have a fantastic new cohort of Junior School Council representatives spanning Prep through to Grade 6. Congratulations to all who were willing to put their hand up and get involved in making the school a great place to be. We look forward to hearing more of the students' perspective during the year.
The entire community continues to be very proud of Bree White's trailblazing efforts playing for Collingwood in the inaugural AFLW competition. Check out Bree and some of her MPWPS fans at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqAAsgXgrKQ.
Movie Night was judged to be a huge success with a special call out to all the kids in animal outfits whose rain dances successfully kept the clouds away for a nice change. Well done to our fabulous fund raising committee for organising a superb evening and to the whole community for throwing your support behind a very enjoyable event. As icing on the cake we have now raised sufficient funds to install new water bubblers.