College Director's Report

Dear Carranballac College families,


I am pleased to report that our Korean Global citizens are enjoying very low temperatures –9° and below, in fact it snowed yesterday. I had the opportunity to Zoom/Skype our students and staff yesterday afternoon and they all looked happy and very comfortable alongside their hosts. They shared brief stories about their first night of their home stay, time in a Korean College, a busy schedule, unanticipatedly high levels of popularity and a long plane trip. I was extremely proud of the manner in which our students responded to my questions, and the way they addressed the Korean delegation (this was all being recorded in front of the host students and staff of the College). From all reports, the general demeanour and behaviour of our students has been exemplary. Our families deserve to feel very proud of their children as they carry the Carranballac message overseas so capably.


Full Steam Ahead to South Korea for 2018 Year 8’s
All year 8 students this year now have the opportunity of a lifetime awaiting them. In term 2, Mr Beiers and Miss Barker will outline our planned trip to South Korea in October this year. Current Year 8 students will need to apply for this amazing International Exchange and full details will be distributed in term 2.
In return, we will be hosting 24 Korean students in July; for just under three weeks, and we will be asking families to host their stay. Families will receive financial support for this stay combined with the wonderful educational and social benefits that emerge from having an International guest in your home. Once again we will provide more details on this opportunity in the coming weeks.


School Council
Tuesday night saw the School Council Annual General Meeting followed by the first meeting of the new School Council.
This included the election of the 2018 Office bearers. Congratulations and thanks go to:
Matt Neilson – President
Ian Muir – Vice president and Facilities chair
Chris Woods – Finance chair
Tui Savu – Policy chair
Rebecca Fountain – Parents and Friends liaison
Marisa Fernandez / Nicarla Crampton / Ben Pollard / Susan Garbutt – Council members
Sandy Naughton, Ros Myors, Steve Montgomery and Alana McIntosh are our DET members.
Thanks also to the community members who attended to hear the Annual report.
Our retiring Councillors are:
Michael Wasley – President
Penny Heron – Member/past president
James Stephenson – member.
All three retiring councillors have contributed enormously to the College and deserve our sincere thanks for their contributions behind the scenes in their respective pivotal positions representing our College community.
Parents and Friends


Parents & Friends Do It Again

Our incredible band of devoted parents continue to demonstrate their commitment and support to the College community. The P&F have allocated $6,000.00 towards the construction of the surrounds at the base of the recently erected equipment at Jamieson Way.
Our hope is that this will be completed before the College Fair on 28th April. Save the date please – we would like to equal of better last year’s successful event.


Have a wonderful fortnight.


Brendan O'Brien

College Director

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