From the Principal
I’d like to begin by thanking the community of Castlemaine for making me feel so welcome. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some wonderful students, parents and staff who are excited about the opportunities that lie ahead. My role is to support the school through the transition period to a new Principal and ensure that the school is in a good place for that to happen.
Since arriving at the College I’ve become much more aware of the great things that go in the school and the community and how well the College is connected to its community. Although there are challenges that have already been overcome (and there will be more in the future) the College is in a great position to grow and thrive over the next five to ten years. A new Principal will be excited about these opportunities and keen to build on the strong foundation of student achievement, excellent programs and community commitment that is evident to me.
The position of Principal is currently advertised and there is a formal process that is adhered to across the state. If you have questions about this process I would be happy to answer them. Advertisements have been placed in local and national papers and refer applicants to the DET “Recruitment Online” website (job reference number 1083487).
I’d like to congratulate everyone who was involved in the very successful Open Day held this week and especially those students that assisted as tour guides. The students were great ambassadors for the school and the large crowd that attended well exceeded our expectations. The athletic sports were held under challenging conditions at Wesley Hill but students and staff had a great day and exceptional performances from a range of students seemed the norm for the day. I was pleased to see many parents drop in to support their child and the school.
Although I will be at Castlemaine for a relatively short time I’m keen to have as many conversations as I can with parents, students and staff. Please feel free to make an appointment if there are issues you would like to discuss.