Principal’s Blog 17 November 2022

School Advisory Council and P&F ACM's

The School Advisory Council Annual Community Meeting is taking place next Wednesday 23 November. The ACM is a chance to view the fiscal performance of the school and to share and celebrate the successes of the year. Typically, at this meeting also it is an opportunity to nominate new members onto the Advisory Council, however there are currently no vacancies on the Advisory Council in 2023, with the Council operating with its maximum number of members. With this being the situation, the School Advisory Council will not be calling for new nominations for members at the upcoming ACM.


Coinciding with the School Advisory Council meeting is the P&F ACM. The P&F have had a wonderful year and this is a great opportunity to thank the committee for all of their hard work throughout the year and to share in all of the successful initiatives and events. All parents are welcome to come and join us for the P&F ACM.

2023 Student Leaders

Over the past few weeks some of our students in Year 5 have been campaigning to become part of the Student Leadership Team in 2023. Next Monday, students nominating for Head Girl and Head Boy will be presenting speeches to all students in Years 3 to 6 as part of the election process. The speeches will take place in the hall, beginning at 8:50am this Monday, 21 November. We wish all of these students presenting a speech the very best of luck.


Following the speeches, all students in Years 3 to 6 will go through the voting process, where they get to nominate who they would like to see as Head Girl and Head Boy, Student Councillors and House Captains for 2023. The successful students will be announced at the upcoming Christmas concert.

Year 6 Rottnest Camp

This week our Year 6 students are currently enjoying the fantastic opportunity of participating in the Rottnest camp. The students have had two action-packed days, touring the guns on Oliver Hill, snorkelling at ‘The Basin’, competing in the amazing race, going for a night walk, watching a movie at the cinemas, and a lot more. With two more days to go, we know they will not only come home tired, but will have a lot of stories and exciting adventures to talk about. I am enjoying being on camp with the Year 6 students, watching them enjoy all of the experiences and opportunities Rottnest has to offer.


More information regarding the Year 6 camp will be included in next week’s newsletter.

2023 School Planning

Planning is under way for the 2023 school year, with consideration being given to the structure of the classrooms and staffing in the school. Whilst there is plenty of time for this to be formalised, it is important that this is organised effectively so that all of the students can make an easy transition and have a successful start to the upcoming school year.


A letter was sent on Monday, via SEQTA, inviting parents to complete a survey, if required, should they have any extenuating concerns or information unknown to the school regarding the placement of their child in classrooms for 2023. Please take the time to read this correspondence, at your earliest convenience.


If you know your family are moving next year, could you please advise the office as soon as possible (if you have not already done so) to aid with planning for classes for next year. Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated.  

Christmas Concert

Preparations have started for this year’s Christmas concert, being held on Wednesday 30 November, beginning at 5:30pm. Classes have started practicing their concert items during the week and are looking forward to celebrating this wonderful event in the school calendar.

MCC Rock Band

Next Wednesday 23 November the students in the school will be treated to a concert hosted by the MCC Rock Band. This is typically a great event where the students get to sing along to some great music being played by the students at MCC.

Remembrance Day

Last Friday 11 November, the school held a ‘Remembrance Day’ ceremony in the Steve Dowie Hall. We thank the students for their reverence during this ceremony as they prayed and showed their respects for those who have served and those fallen in defence of our nation. Thank you also goes to Mr Lilly for organising this ‘Remembrance Day’ ceremony.

God Bless,


Daniel Gooch