Principal’s News 20 September 2019

Principal’s News 20 September 2019

Music Soiree
Recently, the College Musical Soiree was held which showcased the talents and contributions of students from Years 7-12. Congratulations to Ms Bronwyn Dean and Ms Sophie Maclure for their leadership of this event and to all staff and students who participated.

Queen’s Scout Award
On Saturday 14 September, Ms Bronwyn Dean and I were fortunate to attend the Queen’s Scout Award Ceremony for Riley Grygorowicz (12 Cantamessa). The Queen’s Scout Award is the highest award in the Venturer Scout section and carries an outstanding reputation within Scouting and the Community. To gain the Queen’s Scout Award the Venturer must first reach Venturer Award standard in all 13 Venturer Award activities. They must then reach Queen’s Scout Award standard in an activity area from each of Leadership Development, Outdoors Activities, Personal Growth and Community Involvement.

Aurecon Bridge Building Competition
Congratulations to Gabe Jackson, Ethan Walton and Franz Dungo (9 Ledda) who came 4th in the Aurecon Bridge Building Competition held against over 20 other schools. The boys were so impressive, they took out the $500 prize for the Digital Section.

 

Night Owl Youth Program
Knox Night Owl Youth Program will be running in Term 4. Night Owl is a social inclusion program to support and connect Knox young people in a safe, inclusive environment and welcomes all abilities and those needing some additional support. The aim of the program is for local young people to have the opportunity to meet people and build friendships, and gain new skills and confidence. Participants must live in Knox. More information is available from www.knox.vic.gov.au/nightowl.

CEMSIS
Thanks to all parents/guardians who completed the CEMSIS Survey. The final day of it being open is Friday 20 September.

Reunion Class of 2009
The Reunion of the Class of 2009 is being held on Wednesday 23 October 6pm-8pm at the College. Please register on line http://stjosephs.com.au/news-events/.

Italian Exchange Students
Last week, we farewelled Gabriele Amadore and Giacomo Bosco (pictured below) who joined us for nine weeks in Term 3, on an exchange from Italy. We thank Jeni, their Homestay mum, who hosted them during their time here.

Farewell
Ms Janelle Spring leaves us at the end of term following more than three and a half years of dedicated service to the College and particularly to me as my Personal Assistant. In wishing her all the best for the future, I would like to thank Janelle and acknowledge her incredible skills, support and friendship.

Thank You
As Term 3 draws to a close, I am reminded of the many achievements of students across so many areas of College life. I acknowledge and thank our staff for their generous contribution to the lives of the young people in our care.

All the best for the term break.

Ms Cathy Livingston
Principal

2019-09-20T14:52:14+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Principal's Blog, School News|