Principal's Message

From the Principal’s Desk…              

Incorporating a VETiS certificate into their Year 10 and/or 11 studies is an option for students over 15 years of age, with students attending the provider school on a set day each week to undertake these studies. Parents who have questions about the CTTC or VETiS should contact our careers coordinator Sue Maskell as soon as possible.


Congratulations to our clever Prep students who last week celebrated 100 days of school. It was a great privilege to celebrate this milestone with students, teachers and families, reflecting together on how much our Preps have achieved already, and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Our Year 12 students were welcome visitors to the Prep classroom on this special day, reconnecting with their buddies and displaying the wisdom and skills that come with thirteen years of schooling!


It has been wonderful to have our new Doctors in Schools facility in operation over the past fortnight, with our GPs and practice nurses available to secondary school aged students for appointments on Tuesday mornings. Students (or parents on their behalf) can make appointments through our School Program Coordinator Kathryn Robertson, or directly through the clinic at recess or lunchtime. Students will receive appointment reminders and report to the clinic at their designated appointment time, and are not required or obligated to have a parent in attendance. Where the student has requested a parent join them for the consultation, could parents please sign in at the Senior Campus Office as per the processes outlined in our Visitors in Schools policy, and remain in the office foyer until called. We are very fortunate to have access to this service and anticipate many benefits to our students over time.


Our Senior Campus instrumental music students have patiently awaited the completion of another exciting building project that will give them access to purpose built, acoustically designed learning spaces. The finishing touches are presently being applied and the final step is the relocation of all of our instrumental music equipment into the facility. Thank you to Parent & Friends for contributing to this School Council project. Our Twilight Fair which was so well supported by school families and the wider community generated greatly appreciated funds for this project, and also for the Junior Campus yard redevelopment presently underway on the Mackinnon Street corner. 


Last Thursday's Term 3 South West Regional Principals Forum had a strong focus on student voice and inclusion. This was an opportunity for me to reflect on the environment we are creating together here at Camperdown College. Every one of our students brings their own unique story and life experiences into the school, and it is our collective challenge and responsibility to build a harmonious and respectful environment in which all students are valued, nurtured and supported in their learning. Our Mutual Accountabilities document (enclosed) captures the complementary roles played by students, staff and parents, and I am very appreciative of the high level of commitment shown to these guiding principles.


Thank you to parents who have already completed the 2018 Parent Opinion Survey. Families in the random sample were notified by letter and through Compass, with the survey being completed online again this year. Your input is valuable; please complete as soon as possible to ensure your thoughts are captured and included!


Ms Cherie Kilpatrick



Thursday 9th August 2018