A busy start to the new school year

Well it has been a busy start to the year. I would firstly like to thank everyone who has welcomed me to the College. The St Martins Spirit is clearly one that embraces all newcomers to this vibrant and caring community. The recent Middle/Senior Athletics Carnival gave many examples of students supporting and encouraging each other. A big congratulations to all involved.

A highlight of the last few weeks has been the commencement of the Certificate 2 in Kitchen Operations, using the College’s new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen. Students have already been creating amazing food as well as learning how a commercial kitchen operates.

Our Trade Training Centre extensions are really taking shape. The roof has now been completed and it won’t be long before we will be teaching and learning in the new space. We are getting into the swing with musical rehearsals for “Shrek the musical”! We will soon be inundated with lords, ladies and ogres.

Staff have been involved in Professional Development over the last couple of days. In senior school, this has involved first aid training, SACE curriculum development and most excitingly, continuing to
develop the College’s strategic plan.

I would like to leave you with a Bible verse that sums up my first impressions of St Martins: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.

Kathy Oliphant | Head of Senior School