Term 4 has started well and already students and staff are involved in a wide range of activities. Our Year 12 students have begun their HSC examinations and these are progressing smoothly thanks to the Presiding Officer, Mr Mark Longstaff and supervisors.

I spoke with Year 12 at the beginning of their English Examination paper reminding them that the price of success is hard work, that after 13 years of schooling, they should be proud of their achievements and that if they have done their personal best, they have won.

Congratulations also to 2019/2020 School Captains Towa Henry and Anita Luangamath and Vice Captains Brodie Knott and Kingslee Marks.  I look forward to working with the student leadership team in the coming year to ensure the school is a safe and enjoyable place for all.  

It is with sadness on our College behalf, that we farewell Mr Michael Boreham on Friday 1 November. Mr Boreham has made the decision to separate from the Department of Education. This means he will be able to enjoy time fishing, reading, all the things he loves. In my newsletter next week, I will be dedicating most of it to his tremendous career in education.

Our school is starting the process of updating our Anti-Bullying Plan. This plan outlines the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying in our school and reflects the Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities. The current version (reviewed in March 2017), was tabled at the most recent P&C Meeting for discussion. At the next P&C Meeting there will be further consultation with the parent body around this review.

If you would like to provide some feedback on this process, please follow click the following link.

Provide feedback on Port Macquarie Campus Anti-Bullying Plan.

There are many more activities planned and I look forward to another successful term. I thank you all for your support of our students in their participation of the many and varied activities we are able to provide.  I have attached the PowerPoint that I recently spoke to students about. This included what our major focus points are for each year group and our expectations of student behaviour. The purpose for these whole school assemblies is to provide students with direction and outline our expectations.

“Life without endeavour is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.”– Japanese Proverb