This is the last Newsletter for 2018. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Fr Greg Kennedy, our College Chaplain, who has been a huge support to me and the College Executive during 2018. His wisdom and guidance is invaluable and is appreciated by all staff.
For your information, Semester 2 Reports will be posted to families on Thursday 20 December. Friday 21 December is the last day of term for staff at the College.
The College welcomed the 2018 HSC students back for a morning tea last Friday and to celebrate their achievements. Congratulations to Jack Schwager who scored an ATAR of 94.40 and Mitchell Bourne with 94.25. The College achieved 162 Bands 5 & 6 over 72 students. In 2018, 114 Year 12 students attempted Board Courses. This is a high level of achievement in many subjects. Well done to the students of the 2018 HSC as they move forward in deciding their future pathways. Congratulations to the large number of Year 12 who have already been accepted into University through the Early Entry Program. Your consistent hard work has paid off.
Sadly we have a few staff members leaving the College at the end of 2018: Mr Robert Exner, Mr Sandy Abbey, Ms Melinda Quigley, Mrs Emma Chater, Mr Neil Sharkey, Mrs Ce O’Donnell, Mrs Sandra Robertson, Mrs Mel Kierath, Mr Matt Sharkey and our ‘Gap Year’ students Tess O’Shaughnessy, Ruby Johnson and Tom Fiander, Youth Minister.
In 2019 we welcome new staff members Mr Trevor Hodgett, Mrs Lisa Wilton, Mrs Fiona Gough, Ms Annabelle McFetridge, Ms Danielle Stein, Ms Maddie Easman, ‘Gap Year’ students Paddy Haycock, Lucy Guan, Grace Gilbert and Anthea Joshua, Youth Minister for 2019.
There have been a number of staff appointed to promotional positions for 2019: Mrs Rebecca Walker – History Coordinator, Mrs Jacinta New – REC Curriculum, Mrs Jenny Furney – Pastoral Care Coordinator, Mrs Elissa Burden – REC Ministry & Mission, Ms Caroline Tarr, Acting Learning & Teaching Coordinator.
In 2019 formal classes commence on Thursday 31 January for Years 7, 11 and 12. Students in Years 8, 9 & 10 commence on Friday 1 February 2019. For early purchases of uniforms etc the College Shop and Office will re-open on Wednesday 23-Friday 25 January 2019.
I wish all students, staff and families a safe and enjoyable holiday break and festive season. 2019 will be an exciting and pivotal year for the College.