Volunteer Award for 2015 presented to David Ranger. We thank David for his strong contribution over the past 10 years, as a volunteer in classes, camps and outside hours activities; on committees; as Governing Council Treasurer; and as police liaison officer. It’s been a fabulously generous engagement in the life of the school and we thank him so much for embodying such strong community spirit. David is pictured above with son, Matthew.
Farewell to Families: Sadly at this time of year we not only farewell our year 7 students but we also farewell many families who we have had long term relationships with us; some for over 14 years. Many leaving us have made fantastic contributions to the development of the beautiful family culture of the school. We will miss them all and we wish them all well. Long term families leaving…Allen, Archer, Ayles, Black, Cole, Dziadek, Engelhardt, Goodfellow, Gordon, Gray, Hadley, Hann, Morgan, Myers, Nacov, Nguyen, Ranger, Sandor, Shepherd, Tommasini, Urac, Williams.
Each year we also farewell students and their families who are moving on for various reasons: lots of those families are experiencing significant changes as they are moving home into another suburb or town; a number are changing employment, some to interstate or overseas locations; some are taking up opportunities in private schools. We are sad to say goodbye and wish them all the very best for the future. Hopefully the relationships that have been developed here will endure, and of course, as things change, there may also be future opportunities back at Woodend.
Farewells to Staff: We really wish to thank the following staff members who have completed their contract tenures at our school for this year. we hope to see you again working at our school: Cam Wright, Marc Saffin, Serenity Pisulak, Tegan Reid. Jess Ottewell has also completed her contract but has been appointed for the first 8 weeks of term 1, 2016 to support learning with digital technology in classes. We are pleased to be regaining Barb Williams, Jude Wood and Nikki Edwards next year. We wish Pru Riggs and Chris Dinham wonderful holidays breaks for Term 1 next year.
Pictured above at a recent retirement recognition ceremony, are Fay and Ali with DECD Chief Executive Tony Harrison and local Education Director Christine Hatzi.
We had a huge audience, with many families present for their last assembly. Check out more photos of the highlights for 2015 on our website.
Students Awards were presented by Pru Riggs, Sue Thomson, Matt Hehner, Ali Law and Sarah Vinall
The ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS and the CITIZENSHIP AWARDS are our most prestigious awards and were presented at the Graduation Ceremony.
We congratulate all award winners for striving for excellence. We encourage all students to put effort into seeking improvements that move them from good to great.