College Principal’s Report


End of Year exams will soon begin
We have been back for two weeks now and students settled back very quickly into work mode and focussed on a successful and productive Term Four. Exams for our Year 12 students will commence on Wednesday 31st October and Year 7, 10 and 11 exams begin on the 12th November.

Year 12 Graduation Evening
The final event for the year (apart from exams!) for our Year 12 students will be held on Monday 5th November at the Robert Blackwood Hall at Monash University. It is always a very enjoyable evening celebrating the successes of our students in their final year of schooling and meeting their families. Thank you very much to Senior Assistant Principals Lynda Portelli and Robyn Hughes for their work in organising the evening which is always a spectacular and memorable event.

Information Evenings
Information evenings for our 2019 Year 7 Students and their parents will be held on the 30th October (Acacia) and 1st November (Banksia). These events are a great opportunity to develop the communication that is so valuable between school and parents.

We have made a number of staffing appointments in recent weeks most of which will begin at the start of 2019. Our appointment to the Human Resources Manager position, Ms Anna Pelgrim, started with us on Monday 15th October. We have advertised for an Assistant Principal to replace Detta Gordon as she left us at the beginning of this term to take up her new position at Narre Warren P-12.

Building Program
We have taken possession of the new Arts/Technology Facility at our Banksia Campus and we are in the process of moving in resources and equipment. Classes have commenced in the building on Monday 15th October. Arts/Technology staff are very pleased with the new building and the modern facilities provided.

2018 Parent Opinion Survey
Results for this survey have been received and once again are very pleasing. We will be using this feedback to further improve the school. Thank you to all those parents who responded.

China Sister School Teacher Exchange Program
Our teacher exchange program with our Chinese Sister School continues to go from strength to strength with four of our teachers spending two weeks there through September and October and a reciprocal visit being planned for Term One and Term Four in 2019 with four of their teachers spending time with us. Our teachers who have recently returned have described it as a very worthwhile professional learning experience.

John Baston

College Principal