Welcome back to all the students and teachers who have been at Galen Catholic College previously and a special welcome to the students who are joining us for the first time in the Senior School. We hope that you will enjoy your time here and that you are ready to engage fully in the many opportunities on offer.
The Senior School Teaching team consists of the following personnel:
Year 12 Co-ordinator: Mrs. Anne O’Dwyer
Year 11 Co-ordinator: Mr Edwin Evans
Work and Further Education Co-ordinator: Mr Rob Walker,
Year 12 Homeroom Teachers: Mr. Hovey, Mr. Rispin, Mrs. Albertson, Mrs. Evans, Mrs Kittel , Mrs Nolan/Mrs Bromley,
VCAL Homeroom Teachers: Mr. Holligan/ Miss Timms
Year 11 Homeroom Teachers: Mr Faithfull, Miss Scarce, Mr Samon, Mr Ellis, Mrs Watson, Mr Webster, Mr Carson/Mrs Cobain.
Please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s homeroom teacher should the need arise.
At the assembly to welcome back students on Friday, a special tribute to Mr. Paul Lewis affectionately known as ‘Lewie’ was conducted. Paul who taught for 34 years at the College was a loyal colleague, caring teacher and wonderful father to Jess and Daniel. As we start a new school year we will do so with sadness at Galen Catholic College. Paul is inextricably linked to the history of the college in so many ways. We will in due course, ensure that a special reminder will be put in place to acknowledge the contribution of Paul Lewis who passed our way.
Congratulations to our School Captains for 2012, Nathan Whinray and Mary Paino. Nathan, Mary, Jacinta Cooper, Kellie Closter and Darcy Marum recently attended the YLead leadership camp and have come back enriched and ready to inspire others. Congratulations to the other Year 12 SRC students Andrew Spence, Josh Schonafinger, Jacinta Cooper and Katie Faithfull. The VCAL and Year 11 SRC students will be announced shortly.
Michael Naughtin, Fletcher Barnes and Chris Traill enjoyed an enlightening experience at the National Youth Science Forum over the break and wish to acknowledge the support received from Rotary and Galen College that enabled this opportunity.
We also welcome back the students who traveled to Italy on exchange and trust that they have been enriched by the wonderful opportunity to participate first hand in a sophisticated culture, steeped in art and history.
The Year 12 students will be on retreat as this newsletter goes to print. The retreats will take place at Howman’s Gap in the mountains and at the Lake Hume resort. We look forward to hearing about their experiences upon their return.
Mick Grogan, Senior School Director