Principal's Message

From the Principal’s Desk…              

Students returning from the Indonesian Study Tour have shared impressions and experiences that in some cases challenged their previously held perspectives and opened their minds to new possibilities and ways of seeing. The opportunity to experience aspects of Indonesian culture, school and community life first hand enabled our students to appreciate that enjoyment and satisfaction can come in many forms. The visit to our sister school in West Java was described by students and staff as humbling, with the warmth of the welcome once again making a very strong impression. Sincere thanks to Mrs Timilsina, Miss Jubb and Mr Brooks for accompanying the eleven students on the tour, and to Bu Jenna for her excellent organisation.


Congratulations are due to our Year 9 Humanities students who represented Camperdown College and the Corangamite Shire at last Thursday’s Great South Coast 2040 Regional Assembly in Portland. Under the guidance of Mr Van, the students prepared a suite of presentation items that conveyed their vision for the region’s future. Corangamite Shire CEO Andrew Mason has passed on his appreciation of their efforts and his high regard for the very positive contribution they made to the forum. In distinguished and experienced company, including local and state government representatives and industry leaders, they held their own and made excellent use of the opportunity to articulate a youth perspective. We are very proud of what they have achieved.


Also on Thursday, our Year 9/10 Indonesian students participated by invitation in the Shire Emergency Relief Training Exercise at the Five Star Function Centre, role playing a scenario to provide the emergency services with practice for a real life emergency involving non-English speaking visitors to the region. Our students were praised for the positive and enthusiastic way in which they engaged with this experience and Bu Jenna was impressed also by her students’ Indonesian language skills!


Friday evening’s Corangamite Shire Youth Achievement Awards gave our students a further opportunity to shine. Congratulations to the four Camperdown College students who were nominated in the various categories: Jessica O’Connor for Music, Sarah Delwig for Sport, Andrew Anderson for Agriculture and Lauren McIlveen for Community Service. All accepted their nominations graciously and the pride of their families was evident.

Lauren McIlveen was a very deserving co-winner of her category, reflecting the significant and highly valued contribution she continues to make to the Camperdown community.


We have been very pleased to welcome back our six Year 9 students who spent Term 3 at the School for Student Leadership in Marlo and also four Year 6 students who attended the nine day Somers Camp with students from across the district. These immersion experiences provide all participants with new opportunities and friendships and I am confident that the learning and growth will be significant. 


Ms Cherie Kilpatrick



Thursday 19th October 2017