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March 26 Parent / Student /Teacher Interviews (Mooroolbark Campus)
27 End of Term One - Early dismissal (2:30)
TERM 2 -
April 22 Mt Evelyn Campus Open Night / Parent Information Evening
23 Mooroolbark Campus Open Night / Parent Information Evening
College Principal’s Report
Things continue to move quickly and smoothly throughout this first term of 2015, it seems like only last week that I was welcoming our new students and families to the Yarra Hills community. Since I last wrote, we have again had a wide variety of events and activities happening across the campuses and the college, much of which will be covered in the Campus Principal’s reports. These have included, but are not limited to, Swimming Carnival, Rotary Student Programs evening, the Year 7 and Year 8 Values Immersion Programs – student seminars on both campuses, Making Connections Day which was held for all of our year 7 students, district swimming events where we had some fantastic results and participation, a significant ANZAC commemorative seminar and student leadership presentation at Mt Evelyn Campus, Keys Please Drivers Education sessions and finally the Year 7 Orientation Camp at Lord Somers! I’d like to congratulate and thank all who have participated in these important events, as well as to those staff and community members who were involved in the administration and planning. Well done to all
College Swimming Carnival
– On Thursday Feb 19, we held the annual College Swimming Carnival. With thunderstorms and showers all morning in the lead up to the carnival, I must say I did have my doubts as to whether it would go ahead as planned. Luck was upon us however and as the day progressed the clouds mostly disappeared and not only did we have a warm and fine day, but the students in attendance, over 500 in total, participated enthusiastically in a wide variety of competitive and novelty events. Many thanks to the staff who organised and supervised this fantastic event and congratulations to all who participated on the day, well done!
Birmingham Primary School Presentation
– I was also proud to again be invited to Birmingham Primary School to present their Student Leadership Awards for 2015. This is the fourth year I have attended this event and I welcome the opportunity to meet these fantastic young people and present them with their respective awards. Additionally, I took the leaders aside and gave them a presentation on leadership skills and attributes over a morning tea. Many thanks again to the Birmingham Primary School community for their warm welcome to me and Yarra Hills.
Montrose and District Rotary Club presentation dinner
– On Tuesday Feb 24, Campus Principals Greg Cowan and Robyn Dew joined me in attending the Montrose and District Rotary Club presentation of their student support and enrichment programs. Over the last few years several of our students have been involved in these programs and directly supported by not the local Rotary Clubs. These programs range from intervention through to leadership and public speaking. On the evening, two of our own students, Jessica Foley and Rhys McMillan spoke of their experiences undertaking the 2014 programs. Both students spoke very well and were congratulated by the Rotary members in attendance. It was a great evening and I encourage other students to consider participating in some of the many programs on offer.
Year 7 Camp
-I was fortunate to have freed up enough time to attend the Year 7 Orientation Camp at Lord Somers Camp on the Mornington Peninsula last Thursday. I assume both Campus Principals will have their own reports regarding this, so I will be brief in saying that the reports I got from many staff indicated that this may have been the best camp and/or venue EVER! This was based on the fantastic array of activities, coupled with an enthusiastic and energetic group of camp leaders and other staff. On top of this, the food was GREAT and the students, as always, fully indulged in all that was there to offer and were beaming with smiles as I joined them in many creative and beach based activities. Again, thanks to everyone involved, I’m sure they all slept well over the weekend!