School Advisory Council Report 2022
The College was presented with many professional and personal challenges in 2022 and once again, I am proud to say that we navigated these testing times with strength, resilience and commitment to emerge stronger and with a clear direction.
Our focus value of Compassion was ever so fitting and necessary to get through this year as we all needed to give and receive compassion to others as well as ourselves.
The COVID interrupted start to the year forced the School Advisory Committee (SAC) to meet remotely via Teams, creating a new set of challenges, especially for our newly elected members, Mr Dayle Hamilton and Mr Sam Perera. We also welcomed Mr Paul Cronin as the College’s P&F President.
The uncertainty meant planning for the year was difficult, with several delays. It is a testament to the dedication, endeavour and optimism of our team that we persevered and continued to function in our support role through our focus groups and Finance Committee. Our prioritised issues included College security; mobile phone use within the College (Gymnasium/changerooms); timetable offering and structure; capital development for the new Arts building; the relocation of the Administration building and the Quality Catholic Education Review and Principal’s Review process. Some great progress was made in these areas, and work will continue in 2023.
Thank you to our continuing members, Mrs Amy Pitts and Mr Damian Borbas. Thank you also to Mr Lee Tilbrook for chairing our Finance Subcommittee. It is wonderful to collaborate with such a passionate group of people, all working with and towards a common goal. Thank you to Mrs Jolene Roots for being so efficient and organised – always having everything ready for our meetings, taking minutes and keeping us all on task – and doing so with a welcoming and cheerful disposition.
I acknowledge and thank our Principal, Mr Rob Crothers, for his continued focus, determination and strength in leading his team to operate a College of which we can all be proud. We are extremely fortunate to have your wealth of knowledge, passion and enthusiasm and, above all, your tenacity and compassion for those in your care – students and staff.
To everyone involved in the College, I wish you well and look forward to a bright 2023.
Mr David Beech, Chair – Advisory Council