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Bacchus Marsh Grammar e-News
Issue 1728  |  16 August 2017
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It was wonderful to see so many students participating and enjoying the Literacy Parade.  The origins of the Literacy Parade at school arose in decisions by the Junior School staff some years ago in relation to develop a day at school which enabled students to celebrate the books and programs they are involved in, in a positive way.  I would like to thank all Junior School and Music Staff for their work on the day and in particular to Harriet Madams and Imogen Murray for their organisation of the parade.

I have had a number of phone calls in relation to car parking today.  Yes, the car park was crowded due to the number of parents wanting to view the Junior School Literacy Parade.  I regard this as a good thing not a bad thing.  Schools do not build facilities to cater for events that occur one or two times a year.  Facilities sized in this way would be prohibitively expensive and distort the use of the site.  The school does have one of the largest car parks of any school I know and on most normal days it is crowded but flows and drains quickly.  Simply put, would people concerned about the size of the car park want money spent there or on new buildings for students or would they like fees to increase at a faster rate? (I think I know the answers that most parents would give).  It is not correct that the school has “built over” staff car parks, some staff car parks have been closed as both a safety issue and to provide more space for students to play.  It has been suggested that staff are not parking in the spaces designated for them.  I will speak generally to staff about this.  On special days like today whilst we have designated the least desirable parts of the car park for staff other members of the community should feel free to use empty spots in these areas.

I am writing to inform the Community that Mr Keith Currie has decided that, in light of pending changes to the structure of the school and the redundancy of the Assistant Principal - Special Projects role, it is an appropriate time in his career to return to the things that first drew him to be a teacher.  As such, Keith has accepted the redundancy of his role and has decided to pursue other teaching opportunities outside Bacchus Marsh Grammar.

Keith came to Bacchus Marsh Grammar in 2008 after completing a number of years as the inaugural Head of Trinity Anglican School, Albury/Wodonga.  Before that, Keith had served in a number of senior roles in schools in New South Wales and South Australia.

Keith’s experience, both as an administrator and as a senior mathematics teacher, has been of great value to our growing school.  Keith has also been a significant force in the general life of the Bacchus Marsh community through his roles in both Rotary and the Moorabool Light Orchestra.

I wish Keith and his family well for the future and thank him warmly for his contribution to the growth of the school.

Andrew A. Neal

Principal

 

Reminder to parents and guardians Mid Term Break - Friday 18 August

The school is closed for Students and Staff 

 

News in this Edition

From Acting Head of the Senior School – Mrs Jennifer Jovanovic; Mid-Term Break, VCE Interim Reports and Parent Teacher Interviews, Subject Selection Years 9&10 2018, Principal’s Awards and Senior School Colours.

From Head of the Junior School – Mrs Elizabeth O’Day; Prep A Farm Excursion, Book Week Incursion-Alpha Shows and Footy Day Fundraiser.

  • Hubs Information and Contact numbers
  • Premiers Reading Challenge, Alpha Shows, JS Story Writing Competition and Scholastic Book Fair
  • Developing Reading Skills
  • Positive Parenting
  • Junior School Sport News
  • Music News
  • LOTE News

General News

  • Health Centre – Direct contact number 5366 4873.
  • Conveyance Allowance
  • Bus Reminder

 

 

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