- Leise Farquharson (President)
- Narelle Myers (Secretary)
- Tim Hart (Vice President)
- Wendy Zanon (Vice President)
- Nicole Hart (Treasurer)
- Marisol Martinreyes (Vice Treasurer)
- Seamus McCartney (Stage 3 Opportunity Class Coordinator)
I look forward to working with this energetic and dedicated team and I have no doubt that ACPCA will continue to flourish under their leadership. I would also like to thank David Dubois, ACPCA’s outgoing President, for his time and hard work in establishing our Parents and Citizens Association. We wish you and your family all the very best in the future, David.
To join ACPCA, please visit https://aurora.schools.nsw.gov.au/parents-and-citizens--association/how-to-join
As the Paul Kelly and Kevin Carmody song lyrics go, from little things, big things grow. Next year will be our eighth year of operation, and with the Year 5 and Year 11 enrolment processes still to complete, we expect our total enrolment in 2022 to be well above 600 students. Given our first cohort comprised only 165 students, it is clear that an increasing number of families are placing great value on all our school offers students in rural and remote communities.
The map above, shows the locations of our new (2022) students in Years 7, 8 9, 10 and 12. Once again, our school is reaching into communities that have not previously shared enrolments with Aurora College. On behalf of the entire Aurora community, I extend a very warm welcome to each and every student who will be joining us for the first time in 2022. Term 4 will see a number of opportunities for our new students and their families to learn more about our school and to meet some of their classmates and teachers.
As a result of the most recent advice from NSW Health regarding the duration of COVID-19 restrictions, the Opportunity Class Placement Test scheduled for 6 October 2021 has been delayed. I am advised by the Department that new testing arrangements for students will be announced as soon as possible. Applicants should continue to check the NSW Department of Education website for current advice.
A reminder to current Year 10 students that applications to study one or more Year 11 subjects with Aurora College close on 22 October 2021. For further details, please visit https://aurora.schools.nsw.gov.au/learning/senior-school/senior-enrolment-information
This week saw the return to face-to-face learning for many of our students. I’m sure this return was met with great excitement at seeing ‘home’ school friends and teachers. The eventual safe return to school for all students and staff involves a number of elements, including restrictions of movement between age cohorts, vaccinations of staff and students, mask wearing and staggered start and finish times. Details of the framework for COVID safe school operations is available on the Department’s website at https://education.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/advice-for-families.
Finally, I want to wish all our Year 12 students the very best for their upcoming HSC examinations. It has been a particularly bumpy road for the 2021 cohort, but each of you has shown great determination to complete your secondary education. I hope the completion of the HSC is the next step in happy and fulfilling lives for all of you.
Enjoy the school holidays.
Chris Robertson | Principal