Welcome to the first newsletter for 2023, already bursting with news and activities in this first fortnight.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce my Leadership team for 2023, with the new addition of Jared Daly, Assistant Principal - Equity and Inclusion; Josie Adolphi, Inclusive Education and Learning Support; Kelsey Milne, Kungari Student Pathways Leader and Danika Mortimer, Year 11 Pathways Leader. Other Pathway Leader changes include Nick Pearce moving to year 10 and Aaron Pratt to Year 12.
On the following page is the group of new teachers we welcome to our school. Already I see fantastic collaborations between teachers and a very strong collegiate atmosphere in driving individual student growth and support.
During the holidays different trades have been working hard on getting our Clontarf building up and running. I can announce that Greg Carter will be joining Leader Ben Fennell to run this engagement program for our young Aboriginal male students. Congratulations Greg!
Without a doubt the best decision this year has been enacting the ‘no phones in class’ policy. After two weeks the positivity with improved engagement and less online distraction is very visible. Thank you to all parents and caregivers who have supported us to make this happen, and especially to students who have been making good choices for success.
It is essential that I keep school safe for all students, and to do that I need to know who is in school grounds. If you come into the school for any reason, please make your way to the front office first to sign in, and then a member of staff will be allocated to escort you.
Walking around the school I see most students are in uniform and wearing it with pride. It is important to acknowledge that our uniform forms a sense of identity that reflects a vibrant learning community and a feeling of togetherness. If you are struggling with the purchase of a uniform please talk to one of our Wellbeing Leaders or your Student Pathways Leader for how we can help.
Recently we were contacted by a member of the Murray Bridge Community saying they had received a call saying they owe money to MBHS and asking for payment. They are not a parent of MBHS so knew it was a scam. Please be reassured that we would never ask for money to be paid over the phone.
Finally, I know many students were keen to find out more about the newest members of our MBHS family. Congratulations to Helen and Luke Richards on the birth of Lucy, and to Emily and James Adams on the birth of Max. Both families are doing well.