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Aspire News – December Edition

20th December 2021

Principals Report

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Colin Burke

End Of Year Message

On behalf of the staff at Elevation Secondary College I would like to wish all our families a safe and happy festive period.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our families for supporting our students and the school through another difficult year.

2022 is shaping up to be a huge year and we look forward to welcoming you all back then.

We have a large number of end-of-year notices and information to help you prepare for the start of the 2022 school year.

Starting Dates

Monday 31st January – Year 7 First Day

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Tuesday 1st February – Year 8 and 9 students return to school

All students should begin the school year in full academic uniform.

The general office will be open from Monday the 24th January

Curriculum Day Dates

Friday 25th March

Friday 10th June

Friday 25th November

Student Learning Conferences

Monday 4th April

Wednesday 24th August

Public Holidays

Labour Day – Monday 14th March

ANZAC Day – Monday 25th April

Queens Birthday – Monday 13th June

Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 1st November

Term Dates

Term 1: 31st Jan (Year 7), 1st Feb (Year 8 and 9) to 8th April

Term 2: 26th April to 24th June

Term 3: 11th July to 16th September

Term 4: 3rd October to 20th December (20th December is a Tuesday in 2022)

Who’s Who In 2022?

As a new school we are adding new teaching and support staff each year. Please find below an important who’s who list that will help you to identify the best person to contact in a given circumstance:

PrincipalColin Burke
Assistant PrincipalAngela Lane
Assistant PrincipalSonia Loudon
Assistant PrincipalKyle Schutz
Business ManagerLexia Collins

Mini School Teams 
Junior School – Year 7Year 7 Leader – Kim Calder
Coordinator – Fal Blatt
Coordinator – Matina Konstantinakos
Junior School – Year 8Year 8 Leader – James Devlin
Coordinator – Courtney Magdalani
Coordinator – Melissa Vella
Middle School – Year 9Year 9 Leader – Rory Henderson
Coordinator – Bec Gooch Andrew
Coordinator – Daniel Mulligan
Mini School AdministrationKylie Dempster

Learning Specialist – Performance and PedagogyMatt Williamson
Learning Specialist – Literacy and PLCsRachelle Cole
Learning Specialist – Numeracy and PLCsAlex Mangione
Domain Leader – Arts/TechnologyDean James
Domain Leader – Health and PEBrandon Isaac
Domain Support – LanguagesJing Ci Li
Domain Support – English/HumanitiesMeg Nicholas
Domain Support – Maths/ScienceSebastian Bradilovic
Reports and Student Learning Conference CoordinatorBrendan Pye
Inclusion CoordinatorCasey Cesarin
Opportunities, Partnerships and Scholarships CoordinatorBrendan Pye
Extension and Enrichment CoordinatorJulia Rossi
Koorie CoordinatorJ-Mara McDonald

Staff changes

From the teaching staff, we would like to thank Matt Chaston and Musaab Rawasia who will be leaving us in 2022. Thanks for your contributions.

Renee Gaitanis has also received a promotion to another school for the 2022 school year. Congratulations to Renee and thank you for all your hard work in helping to establish our school.