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Principal's Report - Tuesday 20th June 2017
Semester 2 begins
This week sees the start of Semester Two and all students will have received a new timetable. For most students in Years 7 to 10, this will mean some changes in the subjects that they are learning and also some new teachers. We welcome former student Naomi Kuhnell to our staff, who will be teaching Humanities to students in Years 8, 9 and 10 classes until the end of the term.
South-West Region Principals’ Forum
Last Tuesday and Wednesday, I attended this very large conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. There were over 700 Principals and school leaders from every government secondary, primary and special school across the south – west region of the state present at this important event. Speakers from London, Ontario in Canada and Virginia in the USA spoke passionately about the need to continue to work together to ensure that all students get the most from their education.
Avenue of Honour trees
On Sunday, a large group of willing workers organised through Grainflow and the Dimboola sub-branch of the RSL, felled the second row of trees in the Avenue of Honour. The removal of these trees will now make way for the second stage replanting of native eucalypts. It is envisioned that this replanting of the new trees will take place in July this year. Thanks to Charles Rees from the RSL and Ken Ough from Grainflow for organising the working bee.
Next Tuesday, students in Years 10, 11 and 12 VCAL will be attending this annual event at Longerenong College. I encourage students to make the most of this excellent opportunity to find out information about the many possible career pathways that are available to them. Thanks to Mrs Thomas for organising this excursion.
Breakfast with Moana Hope
The Wimmera is fortunate to have well-known Collingwood female footballer visiting the region next Tuesday. There is a breakfast with Moana in Horsham next Tuesday morning from 7.30 -8.30am, and the school has provided students in Years 7 to 9 with the opportunity to hear Moana speak. There are limited seats available on the bus and the cost of the breakfast is $5. Those interested in participating in this excursion should give their names to Mrs Kuhnell or me by this Wednesday.
Generous donation from Grainflow/Cargill Australia
Ken Ough visited our school yesterday to make a very generous $1000 donation from Grainflow/Cargill Australia. This money will be used to assist with student welfare and we sincerely thank these organisations for the community work that they do.
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