I wish you all a relaxing, fun-filled and well-deserved holiday. Our students have worked extremely hard this term and certainly deserve some quality with their friends and families. I will miss being here to welcome the students back to school next term however, I am sure they will all be delighted to have Sue Blight as their principal for the term. I will think of you all as I walk the Alps in Switzerland and sample the local delicacies of Estonia, Norway and Ireland.
As I mentioned in a previous email, I was in the middle of finalising the last leadership position for term 3. I am delighted to announce that Ms Sue O'Shaughnessy has been successful in her application for the short-term vacancy of Acting Coordinator for the term. This is a promotion for Sue and I wish her well in her new role. Sue will continue to work in N6 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week however, she will be based in our front office each Thursday and Friday. I am also delighted to inform you that Ms Kiera Mitchell is returning from maternity leave and will be working with the students of N6 on Thursday and Friday of each week whilst Sue is in the office.
We are still expecting the new gym to be completed and handed over during mid to late August. The builders have done an amazing job in building a gym that our community will be very proud of. We are currently finalising the landscaping which will include extra paving surrounding our current Junior Primary music room and an extension to our running track to ensure we continue to have the 500-metre length of track.
We are experiencing strong interest from pre-schooler and Year 1 - 6 families looking at enrolling at our school for 2023. The leadership team have conducted many personal tours over the last few months to enable prospective families an insight into the wonderful teaching and learning that we offer here at Mitcham. Many families have been ‘shopping around’ the local schools however, on viewing our facilities have made the decision to enrol here. One parent commented that she’d heard that the school community vibe along with the programmes Mitcham Primary offered was amazing so wanted to see it for herself. Needless to say, she left us very impressed.
If you have a pre-school student who will commence school in 2023, please contact Lucinda at the front office on 8271 2227 for enrolment forms as soon as possible as we will be commencing our 2023 placement process soon.
Once again, I wish you a happy holiday and look forward to seeing you all again in Term 4.
Warm regards, Scott