Principals Report

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Colin Burke

Stage 2 Progress

We’ve had quite a bit of progress on our Stage 2 building works since last term. Visitors to the school would have noticed that all three building frames have now been completed and the PE and Performing Arts building has been almost entirely clad. On the latest site walk with the builders, I was able to view inside our Food Tech and Performing Arts spaces which are coming along really well. 

We have hit some real milestones with the project. The first portion of the project has been handed over to the school – which is our extra hardcourts. Students have been enjoying the extra playing space since term 3 has returned.

Our Science labs are nearly completed, and we expect classes to be running in those rooms by week 5 of this term. Our oval has been laid with turf and we are hoping that with some Spring sunshine, we will have this handed over to us in term 4. The buildings are on track for completion in December for use in 2023. 

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Year 9 Camp

Our Year 9 Camp took place on the 18th July – 22nd July at Golden Valley in Flinders. It was an unexpected opportunity for our community to take advantage of this free camp which was provided through the Positive Start camp program from the Victorian government. 

I’d like to thank Mr. Schutz and Mr. Henderson for their organization. 

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Year 10 Program and Subject Selection 

Our teaching staff and working parties have been busy at work all year developing an impactful Year 10 Program which will launch next year. We have a range of events coming up to support students currently in Year 9 to make informed decisions around their subject selections and begin their senior school programs. Our Year 8 students have also begun work on preparing to choose their year 9 programs. 

Student Learning Conferences in August

Our Student Learning Conferences took place on Wednesday the 24th of August.

By the time the conferences rolled around, there have been 3 x Behavioural Expectation cycles of reporting and the first cycle of Learning Tasks for parents to discuss with teachers. I would encourage parents and carers to regularly log into Compass and check on student progress across the term. 

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End of semester reports

Semester 1 reports were published on Friday 24th June on Compass. The reports contained all the key assessment information for your child for Semester 1. We encourage all families to find the time to sit with their child and discuss the report.

A discussion at home can help students and families to understand how their child is performing at school and where areas for improvement might be.

Staffing changes

We have several changes to our teaching staff for the second half of the year.

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We will be welcoming back both Ms Stacey Smith and Ms Rachelle Cole from family leave. Both Ms Cole and Ms Smith are foundation staff members at the school and are well known to our community.

We will be welcoming Ms Gulsen Tankir (English/Humanities) and Mr Aaron Jaraba (Science and Technology) to our teaching staff. Both are highly experienced teachers with a great amount to offer to our school.

We also welcome Ms Ariel Jordan who will be joining us for the rest of the year from the United States.

During term 3 both Ms Loudon and Ms Calder will be taking Family Leave. We wish them both all the best in this joyous time.

Mr Bradilovic (Science) will be finished up with us at the end of last term and moved onto another opportunity. We wish him well.

Mr. Brandon Isaac has been successful in gaining the role of PE/Health and Sport Learning Specialist.

Mr. Dean James has been successful in gaining the role of Arts and Technology Learning Specialist.

Both Mr. Isaac and Mr. James are well known to the Elevation community and we congratulate them on their success in gaining these positions.

We have also appointed Ms. Asli Dulger from Doncaster Secondary College as our Senior School Leading Teacher. This role will help to establish our Senior School programs in coming years and Ms. Dulger will be a pivotal leader in that development. Ms Dulger also comes with significant experience in teaching VCE Legal Studies and achieving excellent performance in that area.

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Melbourne Victory Program

A big thank you to Brandon Isaac who has organized the Melbourne Victory lunchtime soccer program this term. This initiative has been made possible due to the Active Schools grant we received earlier in the year and has involved students from each year level, completing a range of skills and drills with Melbourne Victory players across the whole term. A great opportunity for our students.

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