It was an absolute pleasure having our 2019 Prep and Year 7 students commence their primary and secondary school journeys at Camperdown College on Tuesday. Our forty-five Year 7 students enjoyed a full day of orientation activities and were congratulated by staff on how well they fitted into the Senior Campus. Similarly, our new Prep students had many stories and school souvenirs to share after a busy day with Miss Edwards and Sal Sutterby.
Step Up Day also gave our current Prep to Year 5 students the opportunity to step up into their 2019 classes. For many students this meant a new teacher, new classmates, a new room or even a new building! Students had plenty of interesting activities to whet their appetites for a new school year. We were very fortunate to have our two new Junior Campus teachers Miss Erin Bell (Year 1/2) and Miss Maddison Tegelhuter (Year 3/4) at Camperdown College for the day also.
Our Year 10 students have now completed the 2018 school year after participating in VCE or VCAL step up last week. They have been introduced to key concepts and expectations, setting them up for a successful start to Year 11. Again, we appreciated new Physics/Maths teacher Marie Mutton joining us for a day to meet her 2019 classes and colleagues.
Junior Campus families were notified last week of the appointment of our Junior Campus Assistant Principal Clare Monk to the Principal role at Warrnambool West Primary School in 2019. This is a 12 month acting role and a replacement Assistant Principal will be appointed at our Junior Campus during this time. Our students will continue to be well supported by our capable and caring staff team. During her four years at Camperdown College, Clare has provided exemplary leadership and this new appointment recognises her vast skill set and dedication to excellence. We thank Clare sincerely for her service to Camperdown College and wish her every success in the WWPS Principal role.
Last night we had the opportunity to bring our School Councillors and Parents & Friends together to celebrate the achievements of another busy and productive year at Camperdown College. Both groups have worked tirelessly and with unwavering support of our school mission, vision and values. A successful Twilight Fair, ongoing facility and equipment upgrades, and a very affirming school review are some of the more concrete achievements. Equally important and appreciated is the spirit of cooperation and goodwill that characterises the work of both groups. All energies are directed at supporting our students to be proud and successful learners!
As the school year draws to a close, I value these opportunities to celebrate what has been achieved together. Our school magazine, Baltarta, records the events of 2018 for posterity, showcases our students' achievements and celebrates the involvement of families, past students and our community. Next week's Year 6 Graduation, final Junior Campus Assembly and Senior Campus Presentation Night are important rituals that bring students, families and staff together. You have all made valuable contributions to another very successful year at Camperdown College. I thank you sincerely and wish you all a most enjoyable festive season with family and friends.
Ms Cherie Kilpatrick
Thursday 13th December 2018