Assistant Principal's blog

A Day In The Life of 7G

George Massouris - Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Monday I had the pleasure of working with 7G for the day. I lined up, carried my books and computer around,spent time in the yard and carried out all the tasks set in class by the teachers during the day. This swap of my role in the college was part of an educational program called "Shadow a Student for a Day". I am also working in a team that is participating in action research surrounding the changes to the Year 7 curriculum. I decided that I would just be another Year 7 student in a class for this day. I gained a fantastic insight into what it is like to be a student in a modern classroom.

When i explained to the class what I was trying to do they were very accepting of the idea and carried on as usual. The teachers were a little unsure of what it was about but also carried on as they normally would. I am still processing much of what I gained from the experience. I think 7G have some amazing potential as a group to succeed. They have quite a variety of personalities that make for an interesting mix of ideas. I was able to receive help from the students near me and they made sure I knew where the next class would be.

I'd like to thank the teachers for allowing me the opportunity to view  things from the student perspective. I would like to pay tribute to 7G for accepting the old guy from up on top of the hill and being so helpful during the experience.

I now will use the experience to improve student outcomes.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

Everyday Hero Head Shave For Cancer

George Massouris - Sunday, May 14, 2017

One of the best parts of being an Assistant Principal is when you witness the individual efforts of students engaging the school community to get behind a great cause.Shadab Safa and Ahmad Mohammadi have shaved their heads to highlight that we are all  touched in some way by the loss of  someone to cancer. This year we lost a teacher and friend  Ms Anita Templin. The school community has helped raise nearly $1000 dollars so far. I am really proud of the  awareness campaign these students have conducted. I have never shaved a head before. It brought me closer to gaining the courage to take the challenge myself.

You can support the boys at the following  link:

George Massouris
Assistant Principal

2017 Information Evening for Parents

George Massouris - Sunday, May 07, 2017

The Information evening that the college held last week was a great success.Prospective parents and students gathered in our theater to hear about  our great school  from our college leaders and students. The audience was treated to some  great  performances from our college band led by Josh Mitchell(Performing Arts Leader)
The college ran some tours of the school where parents and students were provided with a glimpse of school life. Mock classes in Arts, Humanities, Music and Technology were held to show what it is like in a secondary school classroom.

I was really proud of all  the teachers and students who contributed to this great event.

George Massouris
Assistant Principal