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There is never a dull moment at Investigator College. Many of you will have seen the additional learning spaces for Music and Drama magically taking shape near the Theatre. It is expected that these will be ready for use in Term 4 and you won’t recognise them from their current state of construction. The new playground at the Victor Harbor Campus will also commence construction shortly…and also be ready for Term 4!

Please exercise extra caution if driving through our carpark as there will be quite a bit of extra traffic for a few more weeks.

You may also have seen our many visitors lately. We have been hosting students from China, Japan and now Italy. These visits and exchanges certainly provide fabulous educational experiences for our visitors, but also provide enlightening and mind-broadening experiences for our students. In addition to this, over 20 of our students have just returned after having the experience of a lifetime in Indulkana in the APY lands.

And, while on things international, I’m delighted to announce the 2021 European Study Tour, travelling to Hungary, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, France and Spain! Keep an eye out for further information coming out soon!

Investigator College really is a world of learning.

Closer to home, I’d also like to keep you informed of some “comings and goings”:

Firstly, I would like to thank Mrs Belinda Rosser and Mr John Davidson who have taken on the teaching duties of Mrs Lauren Travis and Mrs Rebecca English while they are on Long Service and Maternity leave respectively. Belinda and John have done a great job in ensuring the continuity of high quality teaching and learning.

A thank you also to Misss Nicole Ranson who has been acting as Middle School Wellbeing Team Leader in Mrs Travis’s absence.

Mrs Sandi Grimmett is taking some well-deserved Long Service Leave from Week 6 until the end of term. We are thrilled to welcome Miss Julia Bartram who will be replacing Sandi.

Mrs Sonja Bald is also taking Long Service Leave. We wish Sonja a fantastic break from the long hours she spends making our canteen the envy of all other schools. Fortunately, we have been able to secure the expert services of Mrs Deb Raison to take over while Sonja is away. Welcome aboard, Deb. Luckily, you will have Mrs Toshimi Angus back on board, too, after her recent knee reconstruction. Welcome back, Toshimi.

I also have the great pleasure of announcing three new team members for our fabulous Early Learners Centre, “Little Investigators”: Co-educators – Mr Simon Cameron, Mrs Cara Kaplan and Early Years Teacher – Mrs Karen Wiese.

Guess what! Our Early Learners Centre has been awarded “Exceeding” status, the highest rating, indicating that the Centre exceeds the National Standards.

Congratulations to Mrs Louise Davies and her wonderful team – an extraordinary achievement after just 18 months of operation.

Sadly, Mel Slater from our Admin team is leaving us…Mel has recently resigned her position at the College and will be going to the United States to further her studies. This has always been dear to Mel’s heart, so all of us wish Mel every success and happiness as she embarks on this new chapter in her life.

All these things happening, plus Book Week, plus Year 12s nearing the end of their academic year is a reminder that the only constant in life…is change. May we all celebrate the challenges and opportunities that come with change.

Andrew Panozzo, Acting Principal


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