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2021 Will Be Our Best Year Yet!

You are about to experience Investigator College as you have never seen it before, with some outstanding new appointments. Drawing talent from Adelaide’s finest colleges, we are not able to make all announcements until their current schools have given permission. But luckily we can announce a couple!

Head of Junior School- Mr Nicholas Smith

Nick is currently Deputy Head of St John’s Grammar (Junior) School, a leading Anglican College in Belair, and prior to this taught at Pembroke, Canberra Grammar and Trinity College. Married to Samantha and father of three children, Leila (9), Henry (6) and Daniel (4), Nick is well known for his leadership in Science, sustainability, entrepreneurship and a strong commitment to literacy and numeracy. Nick is determined to make Investigator College the number one Junior School in Australia, and I know you will support him in this endeavour. Nick is delighted to be supported by our existing Wellbeing Leaders, Mark Tenny and Melissa Belton. You will have an opportunity to meet Nick later in the year.

Head of Middle School – To be announced in Term 4. Very exciting!

Learning Strategies Coordinator – Mrs Diana Carter

Arguably the state’s leader in her field, our students will benefit from Diana’s expertise in all aspects of learning support, as well as a passion for gifted education. Formerly the Head of ELC – Year 12 Learning Support at St John’s Grammar School, Diana (and her husband, Paul) has spent the past few years as the Learning Support Coordinator in a prominent international school in China. Diana will work with teachers and parents to ensure optimal learning outcomes for all students.

Student Counsellor – To be announced in Term 4. Student wellbeing will be given a definite boost by this appointment. You will be impressed!

Congratulations Sally

Congratulations to Hub Leader and Year 6 teacher, Sally Judd, who has accepted a position of Teacher Librarian at St Matthew’s Primary School in Canberra for 2021. I know you all join me in wishing Sally every success next year and feel grateful for her fine work at Investigator College.

Please Enjoy A Break

I am taking a week’s leave during the term break, and I hope that you are able to enjoy some quality family time too. This has been another action-packed term and we all need some time to let down in preparation for the final sprint home. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Seagren family, as well as our Year 12 students at this significant time of their lives.

I am really enjoying my first year here and am excited to see the wonderful changes happening in our College. The rush to Investigator from other schools continues, with most transferring because of your recommendations and encouragement.

Please note that lessons resume on Wednesday 14 October (and our Year 12 teachers are giving additional lessons during the break). Thank you so much for your ongoing support and watch this space for more exciting news when we return.

Go Investigator!

John Robinson


Uniform Shop Holiday and Term 4 Opening Times, Fitting Appointments and Online Orders

Uniform Shop Holiday Hours: 

Tuesday 13 October 9:30am – 12:30pm

Term 4 Uniform Shop Hours: 

Wednesdays 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Please remember that the College hat must be worn in Term 4. 

Fitting appointments are available for new students; please phone 8551 0956 prior to Wednesday 23 September to arrange a time. Phone 8551 0956.

Social distancing applies – one family in the shop at a time.

Hand sanitiser is available and extra cleaning will take place on surfaces. Please be aware that extra time may be required. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

* EFTPOS payments are preferred

* Please do not come to the Uniform Shop if you or your child is unwell with cold or flu symptoms; order online or over the phone instead.

Online Orders:

Please be aware that orders placed after midnight on 22 September will be ready for collection on Wednesday 14 October between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.
Any orders not collected by close of trade will be taken to Administration for collection from Thursday onwards.
Please note that Administration hours are 8:30am – 4:00pm, Monday – Friday during term time only.

Library News | Term 4 | 2020

The end of the year is fast approaching, which means it’s almost time for our annual library stocktake. To help this happen smoothly, we’d really appreciate your help.

  • ALL library books need to be returned by Wednesday 25 November 
  • Take home readers need to be returned to your student’s classroom by Tuesday 1 December
  • All Middle/Senior School text books need to be returned by Friday 27 November

Books can be easily misplaced, so please search your house carefully for any books that may be hiding behind bookshelves, under beds, in the back of the car, down the back of the couch, etc! To avoid having these books charged to your account, please return them on time. If you have any questions about this, please come and see the Hub staff at any time.

Thank you,

Sally Judd
Teacher Librarian

2021 Term Dates *Note extended mid-year break 

Term 1:  Wednesday 27 January – Friday 9 April

Term 2:  Tuesday 27 April – Friday 25 June

Term 3:  Tuesday 20 July – Friday 24 September

Term 4:  Tuesday 12 October – Thursday 9 December


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