Welcome to another busy year in the world of educational administration! Over the last several weeks office staff and many teaching staff have been busy preparing for the start of 2013 school year. All staff return on 29 January and students on 30 January. We welcome our new students, families and staff to Holy Spirit School.
2013 promises to be an exciting year for our school with a number of staff changes. A special welcome to our three Graduates, as they start their teaching careers! The school improvement cycle determines that this is a Review Year. The school community will be involved at various levels in this process of self-review, followed by an external reviewer validating our findings. This is a productive process as it determines our priorities for the next four years. This part of the Review will occur in May.
We are excited to have Anthony Holohan working with staff and students this year in developing and enhancing the use of Information Communication Technology throughout the curriculum.
We also look forward to a resolution to our ongoing fight for a payrise and a new industrial agreement, which is now more than twelve months overdue.
In the office, Julie and I have been busy preparing for the commencement of the year. The first major task will be preparing for the school audit on 28 February.
I am continuing my participation in the ICON project – an exciting time for Catholic Education.