College Principal’s Report
Farewell and Best Wishes to our Retirees
It is with sadness that we farewell thirteen valued members of staff (teachers and support staff) at the end of the year. Below I have listed their years of service to Mount Waverley Secondary College.
Ms Rosemary McGinlay – 43 years
Mrs Dina Verginis – 30 years
Mr Peter Schneider – 30 years
Dr Les Mullins – 27 years
Ms Linda Wotherspoon – 23 years
Mrs Deb Munro – 23 years
Mrs Lyn Luongo – 22 years
Mrs Rhonda Palstra – 18 years
Ms Maureen Theobald – 18 years
Mrs Judith Ewart – 16 years
Ms Linda Crook – 16 years
Mrs Colleen Pritchard – 11 years
Ms Deborah Morrision – 7 years
Thank you to all of these wonderful members of staff for their dedication and service to our learning community over many years. We wish all of our retirees the best in their future endeavours and know that they will enjoy the next phase of their lives.
Congratulations to Campus Principal Mr Andrew Batchelor, who has been provisionally appointed to the role of Principal at Frankston High School. We thank Andrew for his leadership over the past four years at the college and wish him all the best in his new role which starts in 2021.
Texas Instruments National Codes Contest
I have wonderful news team our Year 9 team comprising Chris W and Alex R, have made it to the top 5 finalists for the Texas Instruments National Codes Contest. All 10 semi-finalists did an amazing job and should be very proud of their achievements. It was tough competition with some teams differing by just 1 point.
The five final teams are:
VIC – Mount Waverley Secondary College “So indóme mát- your anta”
VIC – Suzanne Cory High School “S.C.H.S 1”
VIC – Melbourne High School “Farmers Improved”
VIC – Melbourne High School “Saline Soldiers”
VIC – St Margaret’s School “MISS”
Special thanks to Mr Warren Mc Alister who has been mentoring the teams in this competition.
Congratulations to Lynn Li G and Amilie H (Year 12) who have been shortlisted the Top Arts Award . Only around 150 students are chosen from more than 2000 ‘A’ or ‘A+’ students within Victoria. It is a great honour to be shortlisted and we wish both Lynn Li and Amilie the best of luck.
Thank you to all members of College Council for their support this year during challenging circumstances. We held our final online meeting for the year last week.
Just a reminder that Link Educational (our previous supplier) is now called Campion Education at 341 Waverley Rd, Mount Waverley VIC .For current booklist orders please call Campion on 1300 433 982. For general enquiries, please contact the Campion Mount Waverley store on 9807 5422.
PSW Uniform Shop
Our uniform supplier is PSW and our uniform can be purchased from their store in Mount Waverley at 288-290 Stephensons Road. For any enquiries please call them on 9768 0335.
2021 Starting Dates
A reminder that Years 7, 9 and 12 students begin on Thursday 28 January. Year 8, 10 and 11 students begin on Friday 29 January.
Thank you to all members of our learning community for all of your support this year during challenging circumstances. I particularly want to thank my incredible staff who gave 110% this year to support our students whether it was during remote or onsite learning. I would also like to thank my wonderful Executive Team; Campus Principals Mr Andrew Batchelor, Mr Ian MacLeod and Mrs Julie Cain and Business Managers Mrs Kari Simmons and Mrs Linda Westgarth who supported me throughout 2020 to ensure our college ran as smoothly as ever.
Have a great festive season and enjoy time with family and friends. Take care everyone.
Mrs Karen Wade