Principal Class Update
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Mrs Marina Stergiou has been appointed to the Assistant Principal position vacated by Mrs Brisbane earlier in the year. Marina has secured a five-year contract in the role following a state-wide selection process. She is a very welcome ongoing addition to the Principal Class Team at Wellington.
I will be taking a couple of weeks medical leave from November 15. The Principal Class Team will ensure that everything continues to operate smoothly during this time. I have nominated Mr Dan Butler to carry out any Principal duties that may arise during my absence. All things going well, I hope to be back in the lead up to the 50th Anniversary weekend in early December.
Our exam period began back on October 26 with the Unit 4 English exam taking place and exams have continued from this date through to the final exams today for our Year 10 students. It has been fantastic to see students and teachers spending a lot of valuable time in the Senior School Precinct during this period to best prepare for the exams. I am confident that our students gave it their best and await the release of the results.
Commencing on Monday, our VCE students of 2023 will participate in a Unit 1 and 3 program for two weeks to do some preparatory work for next year. This timetabled program will be an introduction to each student’s subject and will lay the foundation for a strong start to Term 1. VCAL and VM students will participate in a program that is aligned with their pathways for three days of each week. It is important that students do attend these sessions in full school uniform and with required resources.
50 Year Celebrations
Much preparation has gone into ensuring the success of this event, with tickets to the dinner on December 2 selling fast. With the day fast approaching, please contact the College if you would like to attend. The Family Day on December 4 will be a relaxed occasion with many areas of the College open to accommodate the historical displays that have been carefully curated – these will tell the rich story of the College and bring back many fond memories. All members of the Wellington Community are welcome to attend and join with us in celebrating 50 Years of Service that the College has provided.
College Council has approved a Student Free Day for Monday December 5 in recognition of the work that staff will be carrying out on the Family Day.
Planning for 2023
Much work has been dedicated to planning the student program for next year, along with the staffing of this. At this stage, very few teachers have indicated that they will be leaving us at the end of this year, however with teachers being required to teach less hours each week, our teaching numbers will increase slightly. Many of you may have seen media reports regarding a shortage of teachers in Victoria and the impact this may have on education. We are in the fortunate position at Wellington to have already made appointments to many vacancies, with only a few teaching positions yet to be filled.