Principal's Message

Education Week 15th – 19th May 2023: This year’s theme is Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate, which celebrates physical activity, hands-on learning and student voice in education.

It has been a busy few weeks preparing the College, both in the Junior and Senior Campuses where staff have been busily setting up their classrooms to showcase our school in the best way possible. Ably assisted by the Senior VM students (thank you Mrs Maskell and Mr Attrill) for getting the shovels, wheelbarrows and rakes out for some last minute grounds works to make the outside physical environment look its part for the week. The Vocation Major students and the Year 6 Maintenance Leaders were superb in their teamwork and assistance. In the Prep rooms, we have welcomed Kindergarten children and parents as part of our open mornings, so great to see the anticipation build with the Prep students last week. Nearly every conversation involved the question, “Are the Kindergarten kids coming tomorrow?” One student at the Junior Campus Assembly even suggested that the visit by the Kindergarten children was a bigger world event than the King’s Coronation...

The Senior Campus was a buzz on Wednesday evening for the 2024 Year 7 Information Evening – over 120 prospective students and family members were toured through the well-presented classrooms, exploring each of the curriculum areas under the guidance of upwards of 40 current Year 7 and Senior students volunteering their time to showcase the College that they love. We were very appreciative of their assistance on the night.


Plenty happening regarding Active Learners: Move, Make, Motivate:


  • Year 3 – 6 Division Cross Country in Warrnambool –  after a great showing at the District Event, Camperdown College came third overall which is a great result. Well done preparing the team at lunchtimes Mrs Wines.
  • Walk to School Day – the walking school bus from the clocktower on Friday morning, it was a very chilly walk!


  • Cooking groups at Uniting Church.
  • Indigenous Murals – Artist in Residence Emma Stenhouse. Emma has been working furiously with both Junior Campus students in the mornings and Senior Campus students in the afternoons. Look out around the College for her creations.
  • Picture frames with all the 2024 Year 7 students at the Year 7 Information Evening – created by the students.
  • The brand new electronic sign was erected to much excitement from the students seeing it craned into place during recess. I would like to say we specifically organised for the sign to be erected during Education Week purposely linked to ‘Make’, however just a coincidence.


  • Senior Campus students coming to the Junior Campus for magic tricks! – Plenty of students motivated to create their own.
  • I think we were all motivated to give our mother’s a great day on Sunday after the beautiful breakfast on Friday organised by the Parents & Friends Association… thank you to all involved in this special event.


It has been an enormous two weeks at the College, and we are very appreciative of all the students, staff and families for their support in showcasing the school. Finally, we wish all the Year 3/4 students the best time on their camp to Grampians Retreat next week

Xavier Davis, Principal
Monday 22nd May 2023

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