Principal's Report

25 May 2017

Dear Parents, Guardians and friends of Assumption, 

Cultural events

It has been an extremely busy few weeks for the students and staff involved in a triad of performing arts events. The first was a highly successful music camp held between May 4 and 6, culminating in a concert  that was enjoyed by all.

Last week our focus turned to the junior and senior productions. There were two sell-out shows of the junior production, Mulan,  held last Thursday. The show retells an old Chinese folktale where a young maiden disguises herself as a young man and represents her family in a fight against the invading Huns. The production was bright, full of energy and showcased the talents of the staff and students who put on this wonderful show.

Last Friday,  the senior production Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots was fully produced by our senior students. It was a funny and at times risqué play about the simultaneous desire of adolescent boy Shakey Threwer to be a glitter rock star and attract the attentions of his dream girl, Lorraine Izoff.

These productions were outstanding and a great promotion of the performing arts here at Assumption College. Not only did the performers do a great job but so did the staff and students who gave their time, effort and expertise for backstage and lighting support allowing the shows to run smoothly and professionally. Congratulations to our cultural captains, Rachel Berger and Jasmine Roberts, who promoted and supported the shows with aplomb.  Click on photos below from both productions.

Congratulations to our Pathways Leader Jenny Pendlebury                                                                      Jenny P

Principal Kate Fogarty nominated Jenny for a Rotary Vocational Excellence Award. The award recognises  those who consistently demonstrate excellence in their workplace. Jenny was a finalist and although she missed the awards night on May 2, Elizabeth McCormick, President of the Rotary Club of Southern Mitchell, has presented her with a certificate during our career expo in the Gonzales Centre. This is certainly fitting recognition for Jenny. Well done!     

Traffic around the college

We are constantly reviewing ways to improve students' safety as they enter and leave the college in addition to their safety while on campus. Over the next couple of weeks there will be some work done so that students can enter and leave the school grounds more safely with a decreased need to cross driveways. A major part of this work will be to lay a footpath that we will be instructing our students to use as they prepare to cross Sutherland Street or walk near the St Patrick’s end of the campus.

To help out with this, we ask parents and guardians not to use the gate 4 driveway near the brothers residence and the Fourvière Centre. Parents are asked to either use Sutherland Street or the visitors car park via gate 1.

Everyone driving on the property is asked to travel slowly (10 km/h) and be alert to students who are moving throughout the school. Your support is much appreciated.


Vaughan Cleary