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.
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 Name||Domain area or position||Former School|
|Dr. Albert Juma||Maths and Science||Mill Park Secondary College|
|Sebastian Bradilovic||Maths and Science||University High|
|Daniel Mulligan||PE/Health||Glen Eira College|
|Matina Konstantinakos||PE/Health||John Fawkner College|
|Mark Favaloro||English Humanities||Carranballac P-9 College|
|J-Mara Mcdonald||English Humanities||Elevation Secondary College|
|Courtney Magdalani||English Humanities||Mill Park Secondary College|
|Julia Rossi||Food Technology||Mount Rowan Secondary College|
|Yinmu Liu||Languages – Chinese Mandarin||Weeroona Secondary College|
|Kylie Dempster||Mini School Administration||Elevation Secondary College|
|Denise Anagnostou||English/Humanities and Intervention||Elevation Secondary College|
|Ellen Stephens||Librarian||Craigieburn SC|
|Dorothy Liapsis||English Humanities||Graduate teacher|
|Huw Elias||Instrumental Music (percussion/guitar)||Gladstone Park Secondary College|
|Maya Curtis||Food Tech Assistant||Industry|