As the school year comes to a close we have appreciated the opportunity to acknowledge the fine achievements of so many of our students.
The Year 12 Formal last Friday, and today’s Junior and Senior Campus Assemblies, have all celebrated student effort and excellence and at Monday night’s Year 6 Graduation, further presentations will be made. I am so very proud of all of our Camperdown College students for their remarkable endeavours throughout this challenging year, and extend my sincere congratulations to those whose exceptional efforts have seen them publicly recognised in this way.
Our students’ successes also reflect very positively on the high standards and strong support of a school community committed to positive outcomes for all. Our committed, unified and capable staff team is assisted by a strong and proactive School Council and Parents & Friends Association. I am very grateful for the leadership of our respective presidents Jane Kempton and Sheree Horspole, and to all members of both groups for their dedication to our ongoing school improvement journey.
This week we acknowledged (and sadly farewelled) three School Councillors who are moving on from Camperdown College at the end of this year. Darren Maskell, Kim Helmore and Zoe Wilkinson have all been wonderful contributors and we thank them most sincerely for their vision, camaraderie and hard work.
We are also extremely proud of longstanding and outstanding staff member Vicki Angus, who has been selected by the South-Western Region of the Department of Education to attend a reception hosted by the Governor of Victoria at Government House this afternoon, recognising the contribution of the teaching profession in this COVID-19 impacted year. Vicki is one of just two teachers from our region selected to attend this event – a fitting tribute to her exceptional work as both a teacher and educational leader.
It has most certainly ‘taken a village to raise a child’ this year and I hope that all members of the school community can reflect with pride on what has been achieved together in 2020. Our Baltarta will record for posterity the hardships that we faced together but also a multitude of special memories and firsts. I thank and congratulate you all and wish you the happiest of Christmas breaks with family and friends!
Ms Cherie Kilpatrick, Principal
Friday 11th November 2020