College Director's Report

Dear parents and members of our College community,

 

Congratulations to our wonderful, wonderful Wakkakirri team from Jamieson Way. You performed magnificently on one of the most prestigious stages in Melbourne – Hamer Hall. What an honour, how exciting and also nerve wracking. We were all so proud of your high quality historical performance in the State Final Awards night. The feedback I have received from our College staff who worked behind the scenes with you was extremely positive – you upheld our College values well.

Over the holidays both College ovals will be top dressed and fertilised in order to prepare them well for the wear and tear of the upcoming summer season. We anticipate that the majority of this work will take place in the holiday period. We are very close to finalising the engagement of contractors to supply and install soccer, rugby and Australian rules goal posts on both ovals. Our students have been waiting patiently and anxiously for this outcome.

I have just received official notification that the Deputy Premier – James Merlino and our local member – Jill Hennessy will be at the Boardwalk School on 10th  October to make a significant announcement. Obviously this is exciting news and when I know more about the announcement I will inform our community by a web page notification.

The College Review has concluded and we received extremely favourable praise from the reviewer at the conclusion of the process. A number of strengths were mentioned: College Mission/Vision and Values,  school connectedness, student voice, one College, collaborative approaches, strategic planning, improvement in attendance, parent forums – community partnerships and well being.

Our reviewer spoke to sixty members of the community through focus groups and commented that the overall feedback on the College direction and culture was extremely positive. Of particular note was the high levels of engagement of the students in the focus groups. Naturally there are also the future challenges for the College around academic improvement and these will form part of the next Strategic plan by setting appropriate goals and targets. I am looking forward to addressing these challenges and working with everyone in the community to meet them head on.

I would like to wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable vacation with family.


Be safe, take care and spend this precious time enjoying each other’s company.

 

Brendan O'Brien

College Director

 

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