College Principal’s Report
As we approach the end of Term 3 we are reminded of all our achievements to date and we have the time to reflect and re-energise for the remainder of the year. It has been another successful term of learning for our students across the college. Students have been busy engaging with their studies in the classroom across the eight learning areas. They also have had a wide range of activities outside the classroom that have added to their experience this term including House and District Athletics, Round Robin Sports, the college production The Addam’s Family, the Year 10 Gala and Year 11 Fancy Dress to name just a few.
The Year 10 Gala was a night to remember with everyone dressing up and looking fantastic for this special event. This was followed a week later by the Year 11 Fancy Dress where students excelled themselves with their costumes. It’s always pleasing to see our students engaging in these events. Thank you to the Sub School teams for your working in making these events happen.
Parent Teacher Student interviews happened on Thursday 12 September. These interviews were a fantastic opportunity to visibly see the collaboration that exists between students, teachers and parents. These conferences allowed students and parents to talk to teachers about how they are progressing and what they can focus on to continue their learning growth next term.
Term 3 – Working Bee
The third working bee for the year was held last Sunday on the Junior Campus. It was great to see how much can be achieved with the installation of a new mini vertical garden. Thank you to all students, parents and staff for their work on the day.
MWSC goes Global!
We currently have 6 students in India as part of the Department’s Victorian Young Leaders to India pilot program. We also have a larger group students in Germany visiting our sister school and immersing themselves in the language and culture. The G’day Space tour is new to the college leaving on Friday to visit the US, stopping in Florida at NASA and also San Francisco and Los Angeles. We look forward to hearing the stories and seeing the photos form these great experiences next term.
The Building Works across the college are progressing with the newly refurbished toilets opening this week. Work will continue across the holidays on the VCE Decking and the new open learning spaces on the Senior Campus. The current timeline for all works to be completed is by the start of Term 4.
Thank you to Ms Lisa McKiernan for doing a great job in the role of Campus Principal – Middle School for the term. To Ms Lauren Kelly thank you for leading the Middle School across the term – well done. Thanks to Ms Sam Cody for step up into the Junior School Leader role and not missing a beat and to Mr James Johnston, thank you for your work as a Year Level Coordinator for the last term.
With Mrs Karen Wade returning next term after Long Service Leave there will be some movement of staff across the college. Mr Ian MacLeod will return to Campus Principal – Middle School. Lisa will return to her role as Head of Middle School. Lauren will move back across to the Junior Campus as Sub School Leader with the domino effect of Sam moving back into Year Level Coordination and James Johnston giving his full focus to the classroom for Term 4.
I look forward to welcoming students back next term as move into our final term of learning re-energised and ready to take on the challenges that await both inside and outside the classroom. Can I wish all students and their families a safe and relaxing break.
Mr Ian MacLeod
Acting College Principal