Our school year started with 404 students all eager and ready to enjoy the expansive curriculum available to them across both campuses.
The highlights of the year include: our exceptional Performing Arts group who performed at the Annual Business Managers’ Conference in front of 400 people, including the Secretary of the Department of Education, Mrs Gil Callister, the Snowfest and Inter Faith Concert along with performances in front of their peers at School Assembly.
Our students continue to excel at sports across all levels basketball, athletics, soccer, netball cycling Around the Bay just to name a few.
Our congratulations go to Hernani Paiva-Boada for receiving the Pierre de Coubertin Award.
Once again, our talented students have entered items in bakery, art, photography, woodwork in, not only the Royal Melbourne Show, but also the local Dandenong Show with outstanding results; well done!
The release of the “Singfest – The Literacy of Music” was showcased live on stream with great results! Our thanks go to Amel Tresjnic from Brave Archer Films for all his hard work in making what was a one day music festival between a group of local schools who had never sung together before, to a treat for all the senses.
In June, Mr Mooney and I were invited to State Parliament for a meeting with Mr James Merlino, Minister for Education, for a discussion in regard to the modernization of the Junior/Senior campus including a four stage building program. This meeting resulted in in a personal visit by Mr Merlino in August to Emerson School. He toured both campuses and was very impressed with what he saw. Hopefully we will be hearing from Mr Merlino soon and the buildings may begin.
Our congratulations to our 49 Seniors who are graduating this year. Graduation night is a wonderful evening where you, as a student, can look back on what you have achieved during you time at Emerson School, but also look forward to what you can achieve as an adult in the future. We wish you all the very best for the future and I am sure you have enjoyed your time at Emerson School.
I would like to thank Mr John Mooney and all his dedicated staff for their continued hard work and support for all the students and families.
I would also like to thank fellow School Council members for their ongoing support this year and look forward to another exciting year in 2018.
School Council President