I could not be prouder of being part of the MGSC community and delighted to have been to re-appointed as a Parent Member of Council.
The past two years have seen such positive changes occurring within the school, from upgrading and beautifying our school grounds, to planning exciting new building projects, as well as seeing some outstanding increases year on year in the students’ academic and ATAR results.
Council Members certainly hit the ground running at our recent February Council meeting, with a packed agenda covering loose ends from 2018 along with all of the new business arising from the commencement of the 2019 school year.
We heard how our school has welcomed many new teaching staff after MGSC farewelled a number of dedicated and well-loved teachers who retired at the end of 2018. We also spoke about the overall promising staff and parent surveys feedback the school received in 2018.
2019 will see the School Council working harder than ever on many projects, including the realisation of our new STEAM Centre - the construction of which we hope to see commencing later this year. This building, which will be 100% funded by school raised funds, will provide state-of-the-art spaces for our students to engage in the STEAM subjects of the future.
As you may be aware, the second half of 2018 saw myself and our Council President James Malliaros actively lobbying our State political representatives to seek funding for much needed renovation and or replacement of our aging buildings at MGSC. Sadly, we did not secure promises of funding from both parties which is why the school is self-funding the upgrading of our facilities.
School Council is committed to continuing our fight for fair funding, and will be welcoming both Tim Richardson MP and Brad Roswell MP to our May Council Meeting - where we hope to communicate our concerns and re-affirm our intent to continue to lobby the government moving forward.
In closing, I wish all of our staff and students a fantastic year ahead and hope to see another productive school year producing wonderful outcomes for all.