Newsletter – August 3rd 2018

Principal’s Report

Seussical

What a fantastic show! Congratulations to the staff and students involved in this year’s production of Seussical. For those of you fortunate enough to be in the audience, you would agree with me that the show was a huge success. The combination of superb acting, singing, dancing, music, lighting, sound and overall quality of the performance was just a delight to watch and was a true reflection of all the hard work and long hours put in by everyone involved. Over 80 students and staff, (past and present), and parents have worked tirelessly over the past year, giving up precious family time, weekends and holidays, to make our production the best it could be and the success that it is. Thank you to all who contributed, and in particular: Emma McCulloch (Director and Producer) Fi Parrey (Production Manager) and Fionn O’Sullivan (Musical Director and pianist). It was also great to see so many students from Fairfield and Penders Grove primary school involved – the musical future is in good hands.

Mid Year Awards

As a school, we continue to celebrate effort and achievement in all aspects of school life. This week we have held our academic and work ethic awards ceremonies. The top 20 academic achievers (based on semester one reports) at each year level from from Years 7-11, as well as the top 10 work ethic students, were acknowledged. The ceremonies were held in the Kay Coghlan centre over a series of lunchtimes and family members were invited to share in the event.

Year level managers spoke about each year level while the coordinators introduced individual award winner with a brief (and sometimes humorous) bio. Award winners were also presented with a certificate by a School Leaders and myself. The ceremonies concluded with a beautiful lunch and a chance for family photographs.

Year 9 City Experience

This is one of the highlights of the year for Year 9 students and once again it was a very successful, productive and engaging week, including visits to the Big Issue, ACMI, the MCG, the Shrine and many other activities.

Thanks goes to Year 9 Manager Mr Oosterloo and Head of Humanities Mr Manning and all staff involved for organising and running what is a very demanding but rewarding week.

Year 10 Work Experience

Congratulations to all of our Year 10 students who completed their work experience in the last week of Term 2. Overwhelmingly the feedback was positive and the students seemed to enjoy their time out in the workforce. I hope it has helped in their planning for future pathways. Thank you again to all the staff and students involved in the planning, particularly to Careers Practitioner Ms Jo Apostolopoulos.

Michael Keenan,
Principal

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