Principal Team Report
As the term draws to a close, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of three of our staff who will be leaving us at the end of the term:
Sue Muxworthy has been a member of the Koonung Secondary College community for over 22 years. Working in the office throughout this time, Sue has supported our staff and the Principal team to ensure the smooth running of the College. Sue’s work on College Council and front of house has ensured that parents and students are supported in all dealings with the College. Sue is looking forward to her retirement and a life of leisure and we certainly wish her well.
Michelle Young has worked at Koonung for 24 years. Seven years ago, we farewelled her husband, Alan Young, and Michelle has decided to join him in retirement. Between Michelle and Alan (who continues to work regularly as a CRT at Koonung) our students have developed both their English and mathematical skills. Michelle has worked tirelessly in our reading assistance program and in junior English to ensure that our students develop sound literacy skills. Students who were taught by Michelle have always spoken of their respect for her and the learning that occurs in her classes. We can only hope that Michelle will also join our CRT pool to help out when we have English staff away.
In addition to Sue and Michelle, we must also bid farewell to Marilyn Faithfull. Marilyn has been at Koonung for 18 years and an opportunity has arisen for her to move, with her husband, to Moree in northern New South Wales. Marilyn has held a number of roles in her time at Koonung including senior school coordination, leader of the Mathematics domain and most recently as a member of our College Leadership team with a focus on data. Like Michelle, Marilyn’s work in the classroom has touched many young people (and some not so young now) as they moved through the College. She is a strong advocate for the value of hard work, persistence and resilience and her actions and work with students epitomises the college motto “Excellence through Endeavour”. Marilyn’s work around reconciliation and awareness of indigenous culture has resulted in school wide acknowledgement of the importance of both recognition and reconciliation. We wish Marilyn well as she embarks on another chapter in life's journey.
Capital works program
As reported in our last newsletter, Koonung Secondary College has been allocated $6,050,000 in the 2019-20 State Budget as part of the government’s capital works program. This program is at the forefront of the Education State reforms, which are providing students and teachers across Victoria with 21st century learning facilities.
A number of steps are involved in developing and implementing the program in the next 68 weeks. They include the following:
-Planning phase 1: educational direction, functionality analysis, educational specification and appoint architect
-Planning phase 2: master plan of spatial location and priority projects
-Design and tender
-Tender documentation and review
-Tendering and evaluation
-Appointment of builder
-Start up on site / sod turn
We welcome your input into what types of learning spaces would best support the future direction of our College, so please email any ideas or suggestions you have to us at: email@example.com