Today marks the final exam for our 2014 HSC students – there were certainly a lot of smiling faces as the students left the hall when it was over. Tomorrow night we will farewell the students at their Year 12 Formal. It is wonderful to see how much these students have grown and matured in their time with us and I wish them all the very best as they step out into the next part of their lives.
Last week we finalised our employment process for the 2015 Class One teacher. I am very happy to announce that Teresa Morton will be joining us to begin the Class Teacher Journey next year. Last week Teresa attended the kindergarten meeting to meet the parents and introduce herself. Teresa is a qualified teacher who brings a wealth of experience and understanding. She has completed the Grail Quest Steiner Teacher Training course and has been doing some relief teaching in the school. Teresa is very much looking forward to beginning the journey with her first Steiner Class.
This week we also welcomed Mat Reynolds. Mat will be taking next year’s Class 6 after the departure of Greg at the end of this year. Mat visited the class and spent some time with the children. He also attended an afternoon tea to meet some of the parents in the class. There will be further opportunities for Mat to meet parents when he arrives at the beginning of next year.
Last week we completed our administration review process. With the big jump in enrolments over the last 18 months, our hardworking administration team have had a substantially increased workload. After looking at our current structure, the current needs and some future projections, we have decided to increase staffing in the office and to shift some responsibilities. All of our current administration staff will continue with us, but some in different roles. As a result of this shift, Jacquie will be moving to become my PA and we are advertising for a new, full time receptionist. Please see the advertisement in this bulletin and on the website if you are interested in applying for this position.
Finally, just a reminder, our fee schedule for 2015 is now on the website. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions about this.