…and so here we are at the end of Term 1, 2017.
When one reflects on all that has been achieved this term, it is appropriate for us to acknowledge the enthusiasm and passion of our staff and our students in ‘jumping in’ and getting the job done.
Key moments for the College this term include:
- The final separation of finances and student database from Trinity College, Gawler
- The completion and Official Opening of Investigator Senior
- The securing of a Federal Government grant to build a Trades Skills Centre at our Currency Creek site
- The approval of the College Board to commence planning for our Early Learning Centre/s in two stages to commence in 2018
These key strategic directions have been undertaken with the sole purpose of providing the very best in teaching and learning opportunities for our students – and it is why the College continues to be successful in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
The College Board is absolutely committed to the provision of the very best facilities and professional staff in order that families can live and work in a community that enjoys unparalleled living standards.
Further testament to this commitment is our Camp Week that commences in Week 11. These opportunities address many areas of learning and personal development not easily undertaken within the ‘safety’ of a traditional classroom, but are essential for students if they are to develop into resilient, resourceful and competent global citizens.
- A mission experience taking students to Cebu in the Philippines to undertake humanitarian work in the rubbish dump slums.
- A large group of students and parents travelling to Europe on a study tour. Countries visited will include England, France, Belgium, Germany and Italy.
- An Arts and Cultural Experience retreat in Adelaide.
- An Activities camp – with students undertaking a variety of aquatic and land based activities in Adelaide.
- A Hiking trip to Kangaroo Island.
- Year 9 students travelling to Melbourne.
- Year 8 students participating in outdoor/sustainability activities at our own Currency Creek site.
- Year 7 students participating in outdoor/leadership activities at Woodhouse campsite
In all, 284 students are involved – a mammoth undertaking but an awesome opportunity to get out and see the world.
Please join me in praying for safety, rich learning experiences and an enhanced opportunity to develop meaningful relationships for all of these students and staff.
It is now official – the College has signed an agreement with the Block Grant Authority [BGA] to establish a Trade Skills Centre at our Currency Creek site.
The Investigator College Eco-Sustainability Trade Skills Centre, Currency Creek, will provide certificated courses in:
- Conservation and Land Management [Certificates I-III]
- Horticulture [Certificates II-III] and
- AgriFood Operations [Certificate I]
The Federal Government grant of $1.2 million will enable the development and equipping of a laboratory complex, preparation/storage area and outdoor learning spaces.
Junior and Middle/Senior School Easter Chapels were held on Thursday 6 April. These services are always a special community time. This year the services addressed the conflict of Easter – a time of great sadness and mourning as we acknowledge Jesus’ death on the cross, but also celebration of the resurrection of Jesus and the gift of new life given to each of us at the first Easter.
Mr Don Grimmett