From The Principal’s Desk – Term 3 2017

As Term 3 draws to its conclusion I would like to thank all students, staff, parents and caregivers for their role in a highly successful and Term. I am sure that we all look forward to the warmer, dry days ahead; characterised by fewer bugs and sniffles which comes with Term 4 and summer. I would like to update you all on the following; Secondary School Camps 

I was privileged enough to a end secondary School camp at the Ern Halliday Centre in Hillarys in Week 7. The camp was a tremendous success. As evidenced by the photographs in this edition; participating students engaged in a variety of challenging activities, including team building games on the beach, the flying fox and indoor rock wall climbing. I was so impressed by the courage and resiliency that many of our students (and staff ) displayed in ‘having a go’ at these character building exercises. Our students also showcased their independent living skills, enabling staff to identify individual areas of strength and deficits. This knowledge will sharpen the focus of our independent living programs at school. 

The students who participated in the non-residential program were engaged in a rich range of sensory, art and physical activities on our campus. Their camp experience culminated in a ten pin bowling excursion in Cannington. I would like to thank all of our participating students and staff (particularly the camp coordinator Poonam) for these wonderful camp experiences. Most of all I would like to acknowledge all parents and caregivers for giving these teenagers the opportunity to participate and shine; and of course for trusting us with your child. Planning is already underway for the 2018 Camps. 

Super Hero Day Wednesday 6 September 
Super Hero Day was a tremendous success and lived up to its billing as a community connection. It was wonderful that so many parents, friends and caregivers made the effort to support this day. Students, staff and our visitors went to extraordinary lengths to dress up as their favourite super hero and/or villain. In all a total of $257 was raised for Muscular Dystrophy Australia. The morning was great fun and I look forward to even more parents, caregivers and friends participating next year. Special thanks to Jodie and Antonietta for their stellar organisation of the day. 

New School website
Our new school website is now ‘live’ and I encourage you all to visit it at h p://
As I have previously stated our aim was to create a more dynamic site, more re reflective of our current school and its environment. The colourful site will be a more informative and dynamic online environment for parents and caregivers.

Intra-School Sports Carnival Friday 20 October (Week 2)
As I flagged might be the case in my last post, our intra-school carnival originally planned for or 8 September, has been rescheduled to Friday 20 October. I hope to see you all there.

In the mean time I wish you all a very safe and restful break with your children. 

Kind regards,
Mark Watson Principal