Our December newsletter! How quickly the year goes.
It was with excitement that we planned and then put into action our first ever Family Fun Day on Saturday 29th November. What an amazing event. So many of our staff and students gave up their time before the event and on the day to make it a huge success, for this we thank you.
The day bought with it beautiful sunshine and no wind. The College grounds looked amazing and the atmosphere was fantastic. We welcomed so many members of our current school community and also others who had never experienced all that Wallan Secondary College has to offer.
The day produced wonderful results and some much needed fundraising for school equipment for various learning areas and to make some ground improvements – sun shades are high on our priority list.
I would like to mention a few people who made this day possible and thank them so very much for all of their hard work. Firstly to Annette Kirby a member of our College Council who took the project on and spent the last 4 months of her life getting it of the ground. Thank you Annette, without you this event would not have been possible. To College Council members Regina Neven, Lisa Villegas and Jo Ann Brooks for their work on the day of the event, thank you for your time. Finally a big thank you to our staff Julian Connors (Assistant Principal), Robyn Snedden (Wellbeing Manager), Carol McLean (Business Manager) and all of our staff who worked hard both before and after the event and on the day.
I do hope that everyone received their letter sent home with their student about the appointment of our Substantive Assistant Principal Mr Connors. Mr Connors is a dedicated member of our staff and he looks forward to the challenge of moving our College forward over the next five years.
As the year draws to a close it is appropriate for me to thank some of our staff who will be leaving or taking long term leave in 2015.
We farewell and thank Mr Brad Campbell, Ms Stacey Marriage, Ms Angela Jebaseelan and Ms Jessica Loraine for all of their hard work throughout their time with the College.
On leave for 2015 are Mr Brad Hosking, Ms Veronica Guthrie, Mr Steve Mariani and Ms Marion Skovdam. We wish them well with their travels and leave plans.
There will be a number of new staff to arrive to our College in 2015. I will be sure to update families at the start of the 2015 school year with the names and subject areas of these new staff.
I hope everyone is planning to spend precious time with family and friends over the festive season. From all of the staff at Wallan Secondary College we wish you a very Merry and Safe Christmas. Most importantly we look forward to beginning the 2015 school year to see bigger and better things from our students.
Finally to our staff and students, thank you all for a wonderful year. Have a lovely holiday, be safe and be sure to spend valuable time with your families.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ms Sally Lasslett