Principals Report

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Colin Burke

Stage 2 Building Works Progress

Our building works are still on track despite the best efforts of the weather to derail the program. The three buildings are on track to reach practical completion in December, which should give us enough time to move in and prepare for them to be open in January for classes in the new year. While there have been a large number of delays due to supply chain issues, worker shortages and the weather, we are still within the expected completion dates for the project. 

The recent heavy rain has delayed a lot of landscaping and concrete works around the buildings, but I would expect this to be complete by December.

The grass on the oval is finally beginning to take root effectively and will need a top dressing before being handed over to us potentially later in term 4 (depending on the weather). 

It is very exciting to see this project take shape around us begin to see the impact that this great facility will have on our community. 

Rescheduled Year 8 Camp

Year 8 families will be excited to hear that our camp has been rescheduled after its cancellation at the end of last term. Mr Devlin has secured a new date and location – with a broader range of activities for students to complete.

Students will depart for Camp Rumbug on Monday the 28th November at 9.15am and return at 3pm on Wednesday the 30th November. I’d encourage all Year 8 families to log into Compass and secure their place for this free camp. 

New Staff

We have welcomed a number of new staff this term and have also hired a range of staff for 2023

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This term we Welcomed, Sandra Kilpatrick – Administration and Finance, Michelle Veljanovski – Administration and Human Resources and Colin Daisley as our Facilities Manager. Last term we also welcomed Melissa Harrison – Enrolments and First Aide Officer and Kulwinder Kaur to our Classroom Aide staff. 

We also welcomed Callum McIlfatrick to our teaching staff who joins us as part of the Nexus program, as well as Noelle Wielowieyski and Reagan Smith. 

For 2023 we have appointed the following teaching staff so far:

Applied ComputingKen Sinderberry
Physics Science TeacherPeter Jurasek
English HumanitiesSarah Stone
Mathematics ScienceJessica Beach
Mathematics ScienceAlison Eslake
Mathematics ScienceSamuel Haberman
Chinese HumanitiesCarissa Tan
Design Tech Visual CommNoah Johnstone
Science ChemistryIsabella Ganino
VCE MusicHelen Jensen
Senior English LiteratureAlex Connor
Leading Teacher – Multi TieredNatalie Conboy

I’m sure you’ll join me in welcoming them all to our community.

Events This Term

All of our year levels have a number of events, excursions and incursions happening this term. I would encourage all families to regularly check their Compass feed to grant permission, so that their child doesn’t miss out on these activities. 

If you have any questions regarding the use of Compass, please contact our office for support. 

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Polling Booth

The Victorian State Election will be held on Saturday 26 November. Once again our school will be used as a polling booth to assist community members to vote.

Noone – Uniform Shop opening in Craigieburn

You may have heard that Noone – our exclusive uniform supplier – has now opened a Craigieburn store, in addition to their Niddrie store and online services. This is great news for our local community. 

The shop is located at:

Noone Uniforms

Shop A2 – E

420 – 440 Craigieburn Road

Craigieburn

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