Principals Report

Principals Report 1
Colin Burke

Return to School

Term 4 has been huge for our students and staff with the staggered return to onsite schooling, accelerated return to full time schooling and most recently the easing of most restrictions for secondary school students – including the removal of the mask mandate. 

Through all of these changes our students and staff have responded well and with a minimum of fuss. 

It’s been great to have students return to onsite schooling and be back in classrooms once again. While our students and staff did a great job with remote learning, nothing compares to being in the classroom for speed of instruction, learning from peers and being able to catchup on learning. 

I sincerely thank all of our families and students for their support of the various public health measures over the last 2 years – where we have had overwhelming compliance from students and support from families.

Stage 2

I’m pleased to say that the tender process for a builder for our stage 2 building program is well underway. The Victorian School Building Authority is hoping to appoint a builder before Christmas for a January start on the project.

The timelines have recently been revised to bring the building project back to being a single year project as opposed to an 18 – 24 month process. So while we will still have significant disruption to the school during 2022, our whole facility is on track to be completed before the start of the 2023 school year. 

Staffing for 2022

We have been readily preparing for the 2022 academic year by hiring some more amazing teaching and support staff. Once again we have had an enormous amount of applications for positions at the school and have appointed some outstanding staff. 

As well as the leadership appointments discussed in earlier newsletters, so far we have hired the following staff for next year:

Staff NameDomain area or positionFormer School
Dr. Albert Juma Maths and ScienceMill Park Secondary College
Sebastian Bradilovic Maths and ScienceUniversity High
Daniel Mulligan PE/HealthGlen Eira College
Matina Konstantinakos PE/HealthJohn Fawkner College
Mark Favaloro English HumanitiesCarranballac P-9 College
J-Mara Mcdonald English HumanitiesElevation Secondary College
Courtney Magdalani English HumanitiesMill Park Secondary College
Julia RossiFood TechnologyMount Rowan Secondary College
Yinmu Liu Languages – Chinese MandarinWeeroona Secondary College
Kylie DempsterMini School AdministrationElevation Secondary College
Denise AnagnostouEnglish/Humanities and InterventionElevation Secondary College
Ellen StephensLibrarianCraigieburn SC
Dorothy LiapsisEnglish HumanitiesGraduate teacher
Huw EliasInstrumental Music (percussion/guitar)Gladstone Park Secondary College
Maya CurtisFood Tech AssistantIndustry

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