Term 4 Week 5

Principal’s Message

Next week I will begin my four weeks of Long Service Leave. In my absence Frances Garzaniti has been appointed as Acting Principal. Frances has spent some time at the school familiarising herself with the site and requirements. Frances will work with the school Leadership Team and staff to ensure smooth and consistent running in my absence. I will return in week 10 to finalise the year and be part of the concluding activities for 2017.

Staffing for 2018 has been finalised.Specifics regarding teacher placements will be shared with the community later in the term. This is standard practise as teachers are still free to move schools. Any teacher movement would affect teacher placements and therefore it is not fair to advise the community of exact teacher placement details.

At this stage I want to confirm that the following staff will be leaving St Bernadette’s at the conclusion of Term 4, John Cowan, Jacqueline Mortimer and Mariam Iskander. Additionally three former staff currently on leave have also resigned from their permanent positions, Kate Schembri, Dianne Brissett and Nicole Williams. All of our leaving staff are wished the best in their new journeys. We thank them for their service to the St bernadette’s community.

I also want to introduce our new staff who will join us in 2018, Alyce Keighran, Vanessa Kidd and Jessica Fitzpatrick. I’m sure you will make them all welcome.

If you have any issues or concerns during my leave please approach Frances or a member of staff.