Good afternoon Parents, guardians and students,
Our school continues to grow and flourish. Each day sees staff and students working together, hand in hand with parents, to pursue shared goals and aspirations. One of the great things about being involved in a P – 12 school is the vibrant community feel it brings. This was on display in abundance at our recent Father’s Day breakfast where students, Dads, uncles, grandfathers (as well as mums aunties and other important family members) gathered to recognise the importance of fathers in the lives of students. Thanks to our Head of Senior School, Ash Kennedy, and the Year 11 and Year 12 students for putting their combined efforts into making this event a success. In particular, thanks to school captains Mohammed Al Mousawy and Chloe Turra, for their commitment and enthusiasm in the lead up to this day, as well as for their efforts on the day.
As part of our commemorations of NAIDOC Day we recently invited teachers Jacinta Robbins and Sharonlee Post to utilise an afternoon to facilitate traditional indigenous activities for students from Foundation Year to Year Four. This day was a great success for all students in the Junior School. It was followed by a session for the middle and senior school students in the form of an ASHEFEST (ASHE Festival). ASHEFEST is a celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and community run each year by the students of the Academy of Sport, Health and Education as part of their VCAL studies, where, this year, our Year Five to Ten students participated in an Indigenous cultural day last Tuesday August 27. Thanks to Sharonlee and Jacinta for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that Cobram AGS’s NAIDOC Day commemorations were a success.
I welcome Mrs Jordan Flanagan on to our team. Jordan has recently arrived at the school, taking on the role of Admissions Officer and Head of Marketing. She brings a wealth of experience to this role, and has settled in quickly – noting and reporting on the many events that happen at the school every day. Many who read this newsletter will have noticed new posts on our web site, and on social media – not to mention a number of compilations of recent events on our web site. Welcome Jordan. I trust your stay with us will be a long and happy one.
To all parents and friends of the school, please remember that my door is always open. Whether it be to discuss your child’s progress or float an idea for the improvement of the school, I have time to talk, and to listen.