Principal's Message

From the Principal’s Desk…              

With input from the SRC and student helpers, a feedback survey was developed and issued to all Senior Campus students a fortnight ago, to gauge students’ perspectives of whether we are on track to achieve our school mission and vision. The feedback that came out of this was extremely valuable and some students have also taken up the opportunity to provide follow up information, building our understanding of some of the operational matters which impact on their daily school experience. This feedback will inform our self-evaluation but will also be helpful as part of the regular cycle of reviewing and updating school policies. Our upper primary students will have the opportunity to participate in a similar feedback exercise in the near future as it is important that we are capturing the voices of students at different ages and stages of learning.


I have been overwhelmed by the considerate and thoughtful manner in which our school community has participated in these feedback opportunities. Many of you will recall that together we have identified and captured the key rights and responsibilities of the various members of our school community (students, staff and parents) and these are presented in our Camperdown College Mutual Accountabilities statement. It is evident from the engagement in the review feedback process, and from the feedback itself, that our students, staff and families are very proud of what we are achieving together as a school. I am seeing a strong sense of personal and collective commitment to our school improvement journey, and an admirable level of individual accountability for building and preserving the respectful relationships that are the foundation of a vibrant learning culture.


A busy semester has been capped off by the marvellous success of our first Camperdown College school production in many years. The cast, crew and supporters of The Wizard of Oz can all be extremely proud of what they have achieved, with appreciative audiences from Thursday to Saturday thoroughly enjoying and admiring the show. Mr Bennett’s talents and passion for the performing arts enthused and inspired a wide team of helpers and we are very grateful for the assistance that came from within and beyond the school community.


As I write this newsletter column it is humbling to reflect that on this day fifty years ago (20th June 1968) the Premier of Victoria Sir Henry Bolte officially opened the AG Daws Hall, erected by Parents & Friends in conjunction with the Education Department. The hall represented a significant expansion of the school’s facilities, creating a wonderful space for performances and whole school events. The success and team effort of The Wizard of Oz is a fitting tribute to the vision and hard work of those who have gone before us, and an indication of what we can look forward to in the years ahead. Congratulations and thank you for the memories!


Ms Cherie Kilpatrick



Thursday 28th June 2018