It is amazing to think that we are halfway through the school year and for our Year 12s almost two thirds of the way there. Term 3 promises to be busy, as we look forward to JJAMM Week and Feast Day festivities.
I am delighted to announce that the College Board has decided that we will embark on a major Capital Project. This Capital Project will include a new Arts and Science Building. We also intend to renovate our Home Economics Centre into an industry standard food technology space. The Architects chosen by the Board to embark on this journey with us are JPE Design. JPE have won a number of awards for previous projects and aim to involve staff and students in the design process. The rest of 2021 will be planning and consultation with the aim to build during 2022.
We are very excited about this project and I look forward to sharing the major milestones of the project with you.
Matt Gilliland will be taking some Leave in the first four weeks of Term 3.
At our final College Assembly for the term, we acknowledged the hard work of both staff and students in ensuring a successful school term. I sincerely thank everyone for their commitment and dedication. It is now time for a bit of a rest. Winter is a time to snuggle up with a good book and a warm drink. Year 12s can snuggle up to their textbooks and prepare for mid-year exams and final assignments!
A big thank you to all parents and staff who responded to the Image Seven surveys. The information has been enlightening and thought provoking. Because of this feedback, we have re-considered our language offerings. We currently offer Italian for 7-12 although many students access The Adelaide School of Languages for many other languages. We have decided to offer Spanish to Year 7 students in 2022, next year every Year 7 student will study a Semester of Italian and a Semester of Spanish, they will then choose Spanish or Italian in Year 8.
Futures Week was once again a great success and I thank Melissa Couzner and her team for the planning and execution of a great week. It was lovely to see so many old scholars come back and talk to the girls about their career journey.
I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the Golding family on the death of Greg Golding. The Golding family were most supportive of our College community and the family donated to our Annual Awards Night for a number of years.
Every day we are receiving new information on COVID-19 and our current situation. I am conscious that by the time you read our newsletter any information could be out of date. I hope that we remain safe and well, restrictions will be eased and other jurisdictions can move out of lockdown. I have my vaccination booked for during the term break and I look forward to the day when we can make bookings for interstate trips with confidence.