Annual Chair Report 2015

The Chair of Willetton Senior High School Board report presented to the Annual General Meeting on March 21, 2016.

2015 was a great year for Willetton Senior High School. Our new buildings were commissioned and are excellent facilities to further enhance the whole Willetton educational experience. Both staff and students have been as one with accolades. This was also extolled at the official opening which was attended by numerous dignitaries.

In 2016 the second phase will commence, and the school community will need to be patient during the building process. There will be short term pain for long term gain.

2015 saw several teachers win recognition. Congratulations to each one. We also saw Heather Gare, the longest serving school Chaplain in Australia, retire. She will be missed and we thank her for years of dedicated work. We have also seen some teachers retire or move to other pastures. I wish them all well and thank them for their great service to the school.

2015 also saw the introduction of a School Board Award for two students in each of Years 11 and 12. Each received a cheque in the value of $1,000. The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor who wanted to inspire students to achieve their tertiary education aspirations and we thank this person for their kind donation. It is intended that this award will continue in 2016.

I have been extremely impressed with all award winners in their particular year groups. It never ceases to amaze me just how good our students are.

2016 will see the second Independent Public School review. We look forward to shining in all categories.

My term on the Board has come to an end. I thank my fellow Board members and the whole school community for their assistance in achieving the best outcomes for students. I wish the new Chair every success in this worthwhile position.

Lindsay Holland

School Board Chair 2015