Term 1 newsletter 2018

Welcome to the New Year! I sincerely hope that you have all had a wonderful break over

Firstly I would like to offer congratulations to all 2017 students on their academic achievement. I will also take this opportunity to extend a welcome to both returning and new students and I look forward to meeting you all again in the first weeks of term.

A reminder that school commences on Monday January 29th, just after the Australia Day long weekend.

Lessons do begin on the first day so make sure you have pen and paper. As all learning spaces are air-conditioned so there is no hot weather policy at the college.

If you are a year 12 student and have ordered books through the college they will be here on the first day of school, ask Leia at the front desk.

Staff Changes

There has been one staff change this year. Our commerce teacher, Thomas Meegan, has left to work overseas for a couple of years, while it is sad to say goodbye we all wish him well on his new venture. Tom’s replacement is Vana Arulmuruganar who will teaching both stage 1 & 2 Accounting; Business & Enterprise and Economics and it is a pleasure to welcome Vana to Muirden.

We would also like to welcome Clare Kellaway back from Long-Service Leave and Anita Kershaw back from Maternity Leave. Anita will teach stage 1 English jointly with Mathew D’Aloisio and the Research Project with Ryan Lynch.

For more on staff profiles and background please visit our website; click on ‘About’ and then on ‘staff’.


Stage 1 Orientation will be held during the first lesson of term. All students will be directed to the large upstairs classroom. Students will be given their logons and password, shown how to access our electronic system and Moodle. There will also be ‘breaking the ice’ activities along with Pizza & Fizz.

Stage 2 Orientation Day will be held on Monday 5th February at UNI SA West Campus. The day will commence at 9 a.m. and conclude at 1.30 (students will not be required to return to the college afterwards). This day allows students to mix and mingle, and also provides information on how best to tackle year 12 as well as highlight what comes after school.

Parent Information Night – Wednesday 7th of February 6.30- 8.00. All parents are encouraged to attend.  Drinks and Nibbles will be supplied.

Sausage Sizzle or Icey Pole Freeze (depending on the weather) will be held during lunch Thursday 15th February.

Term 1 Reports

Interim Reports will be sent out at the end of Week 5. These reports signify if students are on track and provide that little bit of information at the crucial half way mark of the term. A more comprehensive report will be sent at the end of the term.

Term 1 Dates

Term 1 –  Monday 29th January  to Friday 13th April

Public Holidays

‘Mad March’ – Monday 12th March

Easter – Good Friday 30th March & Monday 2nd April

Dr Barbara Harding, Principal