October 10, 2019

Principal for a Day Program

This is an annual program run by ACER and I have participated in it each year, hosting a range of people from business over the years. On Wednesday 4 September I hosted Tim Richardson, local MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Schools. I first spoke to Tim about our areas of success and where we have been recognised by the Department. He was really interested in the literacy intervention program and the extra support program we run for students who may be vulnerable in transitioning from primary to secondary school. I also updated Tim on the recent architect interviews and the timeline we are now following for all of the required planning documentation. I did ask him if he could guarantee that the rest of the capital works funding would be announced next May and I got a definite YES! Tim spoke to all Year 10 students during My Mentor about his own career path and challenges and key learnings along the way. We held a morning tea for all staff to have the opportunity to speak to Tim. He then spent time meeting with the Wellbeing Team to hear about the challenges in this area and what extra support the government could provide; and then with Emma White to learn a bit more about the pathways role in secondary schools. Tim also had the opportunity to speak to a Year 11 Legal Studies class and the Year 7 SEAL class. He thoroughly enjoyed his time here and was most impressed.

Ms. Michelle Roberts