As this is my final report from the Principal’s desk, I would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank all members of the Nossal community – staff, students, parents, families and the organisations who support Nossal – for welcoming me as a fellow Nossalonian. Throughout this year in the role of Acting Assistant Principal, I have experienced first-hand the positive, vibrant and dynamic culture of the school. Nossal is a unique and busy school, evident through the numerous school-wide, student-focussed events that occur throughout the year including the Foundation Assembly, the House Performing Arts Festival and Information Evenings. I have appreciated each of these occasions and have witnessed first-hand how they act to strengthen the feelings of membership, developing a deeply embedded pride in belonging to the Nossal community. These experiences throughout the year have provided me with a renewed perspective, energy and skills that will guide me in my role when I return to my base school.
Nossal High School, whilst being a very young school, has been able to grow and thrive under the leadership of Mr Roger Page. He has captured the spirit of staff and students, their deep love of learning and their desire to succeed and support the wider community. I have been amazed and excited by the passion and commitment of Nossal students to be actively involved in all opportunities that are presented, observing their development into mature, well-rounded adults, with an array of skills necessary to thrive in the world. Nossal High School is a testament to the School’s Vision in “being an innovative, inclusive and dynamic educational environment….challenged to be creative and critical thinkers with good communication skills and the resilience necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world….building skills, self-confidence, leadership abilities and community spirit through a rigorous, rich and varied curricular and co-curricular program….to create ambitious, ethical and responsible citizens who conduct themselves with humility and compassion”.
Again, I thank all members of the community for their open acceptance and hospitality. I look forward to following the journey of Nossal High School in embracing the challenges of this very exciting period of education in Victoria, and their continued engagement and leadership within the community. I look forward to when our paths cross again.