Principal's Message

From the Principal’s Desk…              

The weather could not have been more favourable to us for Friday night's Twilight Fair. The evening was a huge success, providing hours of entertainment for everyone. It was a fantastic evening with an array of delicious food, exciting amusements and rides, staff and student run stalls and wonderful displays and stalls from local businesses. An event such as this would not be possible without the incredible generosity of our Parents & Friends organising committee, parents, staff, students and our sponsors. The Fair certainly highlighted the strong partnership we enjoy with our families and the wider school community. The gross takings from the night were just shy of $15,000 (final expenses need to be taken into account); what a great success!


We are indebted to the organising team comprising of Sheree Horspole, Kasey Walsh, Dave Wilkinson, Kim Helmore, Claire Kempton, Kellie Kempton, Paula Regan, Lisa McDonald, Jane Bennett, Jocelyn Clark, Marie Jopling, Jedda Couch and Sue Maskell. All worked tirelessly before, during and after the Fair to ensure the success of the event. The support from families who donated goods, baked for the cake stall, manned stalls and assisted with the set up and pack up was greatly appreciated. Sincere thanks also to our dedicated staff and student helpers who assisted with the evening. Please see the full list of sponsors in this week's newsletter and show your appreciation by supporting these businesses and organisations.


The School Council AGM was held on Wednesday evening. Our 2018 School Council members are Darren Maskell, Darren Teal, Victoria Winsall, Jane Bennett, Kim Helmore, Fiona Fagan, Steve Pickles, Luke Webb, Fiona Crowle, Kellie Kempton, Chris Brooks, Vicki Angus, Clare Monk and Cherie Kilpatrick. We are delighted to welcome Luke Webb onto Council for the first time. Congratulations to Darren Maskell who was re-elected as School Council President for 2018. Involvement in School Council is a fabulous way to learn more about behind the scenes planning and decision making and influence the future directions of the school and I look forward to working with all members.


As Term 1 draws to a close I would like to congratulate students on the positive manner in which they have started the school year; some wonderful learning has occurred personally, socially and academically. Next week individual student success will be acknowledged at each campuses Celebration Assembly. Parent attendance is strongly encouraged and I hope to see many of you there. Thank you to all students, staff, families and friends of the school who have contributed to another busy and rewarding term.


Ms Cherie Kilpatrick



Friday 23rd March 2018