Welcome back to what will be another busy year in the Middle School. My name is Ian MacLeod, I am the Campus Principal who works with Middle School.  I would particularly like to welcome our Year 9 students and families as they start their journey at the Senior Campus of the college.

We welcomed our Year 9 and 10 students to the college last week.

Year 9 Inspire Program

Thanks to the staff who supported the Year 9 Inspire program.  The program had many different activities for students and staff to engage with including a Careers session, locker allocation, a scavenger hunt and wellbeing sessions.  Thank you to Ms Asha Vazirani, Mr Liam Wall, Mr Aayush Khosla and Ms Stephanie Xing for their work in organising and running this program.


Year 10 Camp

Camp Coonawarra was the venue for our Year 10 Camp.  The students were kept busy with a wide range of activities including canoeing, raft making, flying fox and giant swing to name juts a few.  Thank you to at the staff who attended Mr Jackie Chan, Ms Linda Davies, Ms Lisa McKiernan, Mr Tristan Kent, Mr Kelvin Nguyen, Mr Mathew Turner, Ms Stephanie Lamborn, Ms Madeline Kerr, Ms Jessica Panther, Ms Alisha Smith, Ms Melinda Malom, Ms Misa Murphy, Ms Ayako Yasunaga, Ms Jennifer Douglas, Ms Alex Klepner, Ms Rebecca McMahon, Mr Rishton McAradle, Mr Jay Newport, Ms Jo Siketa, Ms Caz Coady and Mr Mike Thorburn.  To Mr Liam Wall, Ms Juliz Mathew and Mr Adam Wheeler thank for your work in organising and leading the camp – well done!


Middle School Team

The Middle School team are here to help you support our Year 9 and 10 students both inside and outside the classroom.  Please contact the coordinators if you need any support.

The team is as follows:

Head of Middle School – Ms Asha Vazirani
Acting Leader of Middle School – Mr Liam Wall
Year 9 Coordinators – Ms Stephanie Xing and Mr Aayush Khosla
Year 10 Coordinators – Ms Juliz Mathew and Mr Adam Wheeler
Middle School Admin Support: Ms Karen Box


Student Diaries

Student have received their diaries which are valuable tool to support their learning.  Students should record homework and upcoming events to assist with time management and organisation.  The diary also contains many worthwhile resources and parents are encouraged to check it weekly and discuss “What went well” for the week.


Parking in and around the Senior Campus

The Senior Campus has parking which is for staff only.  The carparks at the Senior Campus should not be used for dropping off or picking up students as this creates safety issues for both staff and students.Students should be dropped off and picked up in adjacent side streets near the Senior Campus.  When parking near the college it is important that parking signs are observed and we ask that you respect our local residents by not blocking their driveways as you drop off or pick up your children.


Student Safety

With the commencement of the school year, it is timely to remind all members of our college community to observe all road laws.  In particular cyclists must wear helmets and when students are crossing roads, it needs to be done with care and observing traffic signals and the crossing supervisor if present.  Please discuss this with your son/daughter and emphasise the need to follow correct road safety practices to keep everyone safe.



All parents should now have access to Compass.  Compass is used to communicate with parents on a wide range of activities within the school.  Compass can be access through the college website using any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) via your desktop computer or mobile device.   Alternatively, parents can also download the Compass App from the Apple App store or Goggle Play by searching “Compass School Manager” which will allow you to access Compass through their mobile device.  It is important to note that some of features of Compass are only available in the “browser” version.


Holiday Works

Across the holiday period the ICT and Facilities Teams were busy improving the college.    If you see anything different from last year on campus it’s the ICT and Facilities teams that have made this happen!

The ICT Works undertaken included:

  • Careers Office moved into L3.
  • Tested and fixed issues with all JC and SC projectors. Prepared for wireless access. Installed new projector in B4
  • Reimaged classroom desktops and notebooks
  • Prepared new teaching and support staff notebooks
  • Compass work including Learning Tasks and reports 2024 S1
  • Removed old ICT equipment from A9 and installed new desktops
  • Decommissioned AV A5 & A6
  • Server maintenance
  • Investigating wireless projection
  • Security Camera maintenance and updates

Thanks to ICT Team their work across the break.  Well done!

The Facilities Team also worked hard across the break with the focus on the following:

  • Both Junior and Senior canteens cleaned down
  • Remodelling of Senior Campus Canteen
  • Solar installation on Senior Library and Junior Admin completed
  • Careers and Pathways relocation to L3 in Senior Library
  • New classroom B4 created from old careers room
  • Trees trimmed around Junior Campus
  • Major water leak under Senior Hall repaired
  • Senior and Junior Hall floors resealed
  • Gutters/downpipes cleaned across the college
  • Junior Hall roof cleaned – major leak identified and sealed
  • Grounds maintenance
  • Vertical Garden on Middle School – maintenance
  • Test and Tagging of equipment across college
  • Operable Doors serviced D/H/V rooms on Senior Campus
  • Lighting in Theatre serviced
  • Graffiti removal
  • Air Purifiers – replaced all filters across the college
  • Whiteboard cleaned down
  • Some electrical work and signage

Thanks to Facilities Team for their great work across the holiday period.


School Photos

Arthur Read Photos took our school photos on Thursday 8 February.  Information on how to order photos was given to all students on the day.  For any students that missed out there will be a catch day on Monday 26 February.



Mr Ian MacLeod
Campus Principal – Middle School