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From the Principal – 12 May 2023

May 12, 2023

Dear parents and friends

On our return to school College staff and students gathered in our gymnasium to commemorate Anzac Day, the theme of which this year was World War I. The ceremony, held in candlelight, marked the dawn landings at Gallipoli 108 years ago. I am very keen for our students to understand the cultural context of Anzac and I wish to express my grateful thanks to our guest speaker Brigadier Colin Bassett for his exceptional oration. I also give thanks to our student leaders Harry N (Year 12), Cassie M (Year 12), Maddie N (Year 11), Raz C (Year 11), Mia G (Year 10) and Angelo F (Year 10) who facilitated the ceremony with such dignity and reverence and to Mr Jonathan Moyle Assistant Principal Teaching and Learning for his research and preparation of the historical component of the ceremony. 

Momentum is continuing to build around Enrolment Period and I was delighted with our College Expo Day at which we welcomed over 380 Year 6 students from our feeder schools for a day of classes, activities and hospitality led by College staff and students. Last week we also welcomed over 300 visitors to the school for tours of our facilities and to meet staff and students. This too was a very successful day and gave our prospective parents and their children the opportunity to view our facilities and the school in operation on a normal school day. Many of our visitors spoke with admiration about our facilities, our learning environment and how impressive our girls and boys are.

Applications for enrolments for Year 7, 2024 close on Friday 26 May 2023.

The last two weeks have provided me with the opportunity to observe our Parent Teacher evening model and to meet so many of you who attended. I am very appreciative of your presence at these events, your feedback about the College and the confidence you have in our teachers and our learning environment. I am keen for Parent Teacher evenings to continue to be a valuable opportunity for you to learn about the progress of your girls and boys as well as an opportunity to ‘feed forward‘ in terms of the next stage of the learning journey of our students.     

Our students have made an exceptional start to the term and I am delighted with their engagement with learning and the routines of College life. Thank you for the many ways in which you support them to succeed in their academic and extra curricular endeavours.    

Yours sincerely

Sandra Darley

College Principal


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