The Junior School came alive once again on Friday when 196 new Year 7 students arrived for their first day of Secondary School. The students were welcomed by Principal, Mr Bernard Neal and then introduced to staff members who would be assisting them throughout the day. Once the formalities were over, students spent the morning in their homeroom groups getting to know each other and going through important information. During period 3 and 4 the Year 7 students were given their first taste of classes at Galen and then got to spend the afternoon enjoying some time at the Olympic swimming pool. What a great first day at Galen!
On Monday it was time to welcome back the Year 8 students. Everyone looked well rested and ready to take on the challenges of a new school year. The main message for these students was that it it their time to step up and become the leaders of the Junior School, a task they are well equipped to succeed at.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome a number of new staff members to Galen College and the Junior School;
Mr Gerard Sullivan who has come to us from Marion College in Myrtleford. Gerard is our new Deputy Principal: Catholic Identity and will be taking a Year 7 class for Religious Education as well as sharing a homeroom with Miss Marisa Cudini.
Miss Irene Apostolopoulos, a graduate teacher from Melbourne. Irene will be teaching Maths and Science in the Junior School as well as being the homeroom teacher of 8/6.
Miss Jacqui Pengelly, a graduate teacher from Wodonga. Jacqui will be teaching Science, Physical Education and Health in the Junior School.
Miss Beth Code, a graduate teacher from Melbourne. Beth will be teaching Music in the Junior School as well as taking some of the students for instrumental music lessons.
Mr Greg Matulich, who has come to us from Melbourne. Greg will be teaching Maths and Science in the Junior School.
Finally, a reminder to parents on how to contact teachers via email:
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
Lauren Lee, Junior School Director