Welcomes and Farewells...
During Term 4 each year, we begin welcoming in new staff members and farewelling others. Some of these are expected and then some come as a shock.
Last week we farewelled Tess, and this was certainly unexpected. Tess had the opportunity to pursue another career path and we are very pleased that she can follow her passions in a new field. Tess has left a great legacy at Marlborough, having worked here for the last decade and being the OSHC co-ordinator for most of that. Tess provided a great service to the families who used the OSHC program and the entire school community will certainly miss her.
Last week we also had the opportunity to appoint a new Assistant Principal and a new Music Teacher for 2018. Neil Butler had been appointed as Assistant Principal. Neil is currently working as Acting Principal at Hoddles Creek Primary School after spending several years as a Leading Teacher at Old Orchards Primary School. Neil has great experience and expertise in leading educational change within schools and he will be a great asset to Marlborough as we continue to improve teaching and learning practices in the years ahead.
Megan Richter was the successful applicant for the Music Teacher positon at Marlborough. Megan has a great deal of experience as a Music, Performing Arts and Classroom Teacher and we are sure she will add a great deal to our school. Having the opportunity to broaden our curriculum by employing a Music specialist is going to be of great value to all of our students.