Parents and Students
It was with great pleasure that I was able to formally announce the appointment of Mr Paul Frye as the next substantive Principal of Castlemaine Secondary College. This was celebrated at a recent College assembly that showcased student achievement. It was met with an exceptionally positive response from students, staff, parents and community members that were in attendance. Mr Frye was the successful candidate chosen from a very strong field of applicants and I am very confident that he will do an excellent job for the next 5 to 10 years. Mr Frye will commence his new role on the first day of the new semester.
The new term will commence on MONDAY 17th July with normal timetabled classes for all students. We apologise for any confusion over this date as this was previously advertised as a student free day and professional development for staff. This is NOT the case now.
All students should return for the third term in full school uniform and prepared to commence a busy and critical term for all students regardless of their year level. The College uniform policy is quite clear in relation to students from Yrs 7-10 and the transition to uniform for Yrs 11 and 12 in subsequent years. The uniform at Castlemaine Secondary College is designed with significant student and parent input to be practical and affordable. There is support available for parents who require assistance in purchasing uniform from the general office. Students are also required to have safe enclosed shoes for practical classes where there is a risk of “spills or drops” that may cause injury to feet and toes.
I have enjoyed my time working at Castlemaine Secondary College, a great school in a great community. I have been supported by committed staff, parents and community members and, most importantly, some wonderful student leaders. I would like to thank and acknowledge particularly the work of the College Council members, Judith McLean (Assistant Principal), the College Leadership Team and Megan, Ben, Georgia and Owen, our student leaders. They have all contributed to making my role much easier.
Castlemaine Secondary College has a very bright and positive future ahead of it. There are and will be challenges but these will be overcome with a united and supportive community that is committed to achieving great things for their young people. I believe that public schools are the foundation of strong and successful communities and that Castlemaine Secondary College plays a unique and extremely important role in this region.
I look forward to staying connected with CSC and Castlemaine and hearing much more of the success of its students this year and the future.