Message from Sally
Today I write about to update you on staffing. Sometimes I forget to make these announcements, I apologise.
This year the comings and goings have been varied and we are yet to designate some staff to positions.
Mary Talbot retired on April 16th 2015. Mary ‘did not want any fuss made of this’, however, it is important that the school community are informed. I would like to acknowledge her service not only to our school but to education in general. Whilst the school council were formally advised, many of the school community would not realise that after almost 35 years of service, including a total of 22 years at NMPS, she has in fact retired. Mary also worked at Melbourne University with the Graduate School of Education – Masters of Education program for the last few years, but we were her ‘Base School’. She worked with us for a day a week over this period in a range of roles including OHS representative and PE last year. She was a highly regarded and respected year 6 teacher for many years, but excelled in many aspects of her teaching. I believe she has already got into the swing of retirement with a trip to New York. On behalf of the Errol Street – North Melbourne PS community we wish her all the best for her future and offer our sincere thanks for her dedication to the thousands of children she taught over her career.
Trist Jones has stepped up to take Mary’s Melbourne University position and he continues to work with us once a week on Thursdays. Trist is currently working with Year 4 Tyson in the kitchen and supporting an intervention program for the Foundation year students. He is also supporting staff in a mentoring capacity.
Also, last term Anna Ganz, our Italian-Dance teacher was on long service leave for the term; in Italy no less! She was replaced by Vince and Anna Henwood who has stayed on and Vince has returned to his café profession.
We are currently in the process of finding a replacement for Georgie when she moves back into her full time mothering role with the birth of their third child.
Next year who knows which staff will be where …..but what does matter is that for all local students we are attempting to close enrolments at the end of July to confirm all 2016 enrolments in August, and then on to the new staffing requirements; so please submit your enrolment information if you are permanently reside within our neighbourhood area.
School Photos will be taken on Tuesday 18th August. Order forms will be sent home this Friday.