This is an annual process that occurs early in August, with the Department using this information to determine each schools’ indicative budget for the following school year. We are very appreciative of the efforts made by current and new families to confirm enrolments by this date as requested, as this has enabled us to obtain accurate information about our 2020 staffing and facility needs.
Year 6 families from within and beyond our school community were similarly cooperative in confirming their enrolment intentions by Friday 28th June, and having this information early has greatly assisted our forward planning. Across the school, the incoming enrolments are significantly higher than the outgoing and we are anticipating at least 40 more students in 2020 than we currently have in the school. We will be running two Prep classes and two Year 7 classes, and our Year 12 group will be the largest we have had in many years. We can also look forward to welcoming additional teachers onto our staff team next year, with these increased student numbers creating new vacancies at each campus.
August is Education Support Staff month and a great opportunity for us to acknowledge and celebrate the significant contribution made by our ES Staff across the College. Our students’ school experience is enhanced every day by the work of our ES team comprising seventeen staff in diverse and important roles (see below).
Many of our ES staff members work alongside teachers in the classroom, providing additional support to students with their learning. Others have specialist roles relating to particular programs or facilities, for example finances, administration, library, science, information technology, food technology, music and wellbeing. Our newly appointed Alumni and Marketing Officer, Lauren White, is the most recent addition to our Education Support team. In all cases, our ES staff members take great pride in the work that they do in support of an ambitious school mission and vision. Our students are the beneficiaries of their collective efforts and we thank them sincerely for their dedication and care.
Ms Cherie Kilpatrick
Thursday 8th August 2019