Forward July 2017 Forward July 2017 - Page 2

FROM THE HEADMASTER Moving forward, together Following the School’s announcement in November 2016 that Council had unanimously decided to extend co-education into the Senior School from the start of 2018, it has been a dynamic and exciting period as the dedicated Co-education Project Team has been delivering on our implementation plan, with a great deal of activity in Terms 1 and 2 of 2017. I am pleased to advise that at the time of writing we have 34 girls confirmed to join the Senior School next year and expect more enrolments as we approach the commencement of 2018. School tour numbers have been at record levels and we have received increased enrolment interest in It has been wonderful to see so many of our newly enrolled students excited about the curriculum opportunities that we provide for our Senior School boys and now our girls. 2 both the Preparatory and Senior Schools for both boys and girls. Two staff with a dedicated role in supporting the transition and new program development commenced in Term 2, 2017. Ms Jennyfer Leah has been appointed as the Co- education Transition Coordinator and will collaborate with school leadership, staff and students to develop and implement initiatives that will enhance our current culture, to support every student in their quest for personal excellence within an inclusive environment. Ms Leah has broad experience with the School as a teacher and Mentor in our leadership program and as a researcher. Headmaster Mr Stephen Webber Ms Janine Finnie joined the School in late May as the Director of Girls’ Sport and comes to us from her role with Hockey WA as the Senior Participation Manager. She worked as a professional coach for businesses, organisations, schools and individuals during periods of change. Ms Finnie also brings some unique experience to her role, as she was the Head Girl, leading the first group of