Term 4 has been a whirlwind of exciting learning experiences for us and looking back over the year we have had many successes that continue to make St Leonards the fabulous school that it is.
The Celebration Night was an outstanding success and how good was that last item? Our learners were absolutely brilliant on the night. A big thank you to Nikki and Ian, once again you were fabulous.
Staffing in 2020
This is an exciting, yet sad, time of year as we welcome and farewell staff, we know that they are our greatest assets. We farewell the following teachers: Tara Metzger, Ellie Bevan, Mandy George and Nikol Vidov and thank them for all they have done for us and our learners in 2019 and wish you all success in 2020.
We also farewell our fabulous casual SSO staff: Maria Beatty, Carole Roberts, Tair Vaidenfeld, Sue Smith, Heather Pronk, Courtney Schultz, Shannon Baker and Julieanne Whitehead. SSO contracts are finalised in the new year and we are hoping to get as many of them back as possible.
Our known appointments are:
Kathy Baker has been appointed as our Inclusive Education Coordinator for 2020
Natalie Baggio will be a Year 6 Teacher in 2020
Mei Lin has been appointed as our LOTE teacher, Chinese for 2020
Amanda Drinkwater has been appointed as a Year 4/5 Teacher for 2020
Jess Ogilvie has been appointed as a Year 1/2 Teacher for 2020
Tayla Kemp has been appointed as a Year 6 teacher for 2020
Liz Condous has been appointed as our Performing Arts Teacher for 2020
Kathleen Rollings has been appointed as our Year 3 Teacher for 2020
Hayley Phillips has been appointed as our Year 2/3 Teacher for 2020
Pastoral Care Worker
We regret to announce that St Leonards, along with a number of other schools, has missed out on funding through the school chaplaincy program. Karen Thorogood has been in this role for a number of years funded by the State Government in conjunction with the local churches. Karen has been a wonderful contributor to our school and we will miss her presence around in our community. We have our fingers crossed that something works out.
Finally, we would like to acknowledge those families who are leaving us for various reasons. We hope you leave with fond memories of the St Leonards community and the part it has played in your lives and wish you the best of luck for the future
Wishing you all a safe break and a happy new year. We’ll end with a quote that is quite profound...
"Parents, Tag, its your turn, kind regards the teachers".
Dave Henty-Smith, Principal
Jo Meredith, Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker, Inclusive Education Coordinator