Principal's Message

From the Principal’s Desk…              

 

Reunion groups that have revisited the school in recent years are testimony to the enormous amount of pride and talent that exists within our Camperdown College alumni. The opportunity for current and future students to learn from interested alumni, and for our graduates to contribute to the enrichment of programs and the ongoing growth and development of the school, is very exciting. Our school has a rich history and the experiences that bind all those who have passed through the classrooms and corridors of State School number 114, Camperdown High School and Camperdown College are well worth preserving.

 

Currently we are in the fortunate position of experiencing a period of growth and renewed local confidence and there has never been a better time to celebrate your Camperdown College connections. Past pupils please spread the word about this exciting project and consider the ways in which you would like to reconnect with your school! 

 

Stories and experiences that link current students to the past and build strength, connectedness and optimism for the future extend well beyond the life of our school as we know it. Camperdown College is built on the traditional lands of the Liwura Gundidj people of the Djargurd Wurrung nations and in this place among many, young people have for thousands of years learned on and about the land. We look forward to working with our students and the wider community to build our knowledge and appreciation of the accumulated wisdom and lived experience of the aboriginal custodians.

 

The value of knowing each others’ stories in improving connectedness and belonging also lies at the heart of a collaborative local project ‘We know your name but not your story.’ The Corangamite Shire Youth Council is partnering with local health services to capture and share the stories of everyday people within the community and a wonderful opportunity exists for our students to get involved. Keep an eye out for the posters promoting the story capturer training here in Camperdown in July and the local story-telling festival in August. Everyone has a story worth telling! 

 

Ms Cherie Kilpatrick

Principal

  

Friday 15th June 2017