Time is racing past and I can’t believe we are already into Term 4. However, we are very aware that the Year 12’s finish their classes this week, which is always the first sign of the end of the year closing in. The Year 12 students have been a lovely group all year and we wish them the very best with their exams, VCAL presentations and upcoming celebrations, including Big Day Out, Formal and Graduation.
We are just about to embark on our biggest facilities project yet, which is the refurbishment of the library. We will shut down the current library in a few weeks to allow the renovation to occur and only a small ‘pop up’ library will be operating for the rest of the term. Another big facilities project was completed in the last holidays and we now have large areas of solar panels on several of our buildings. This will provide about a third of our electricity needs and should save us over $20,000 a year in power bills. You can see the panels on the Science building in the photo below. Several large art works also went up in the holidays. These were created by students and really add to the school environment. One painting is in the outdoor classroom and the other is in the welfare courtyard. We also put in an iced water tap so that students can fill their water bottles. If this is a success, we will look at adding more around the school. The Facilities Team continue to improve the school’s environment and I regularly receive positive comments from students and parents.
If you like seeing regular good news stories and great photos, you might want to consider joining the college’s Facebook page. There are so many positive achievements by our students that it is hard to keep up!
Again, best wishes to the Year 12 students and hoping everyone has a great Term 4,