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New Staff

I am pleased to introduce two new members of staff to our school community. We are delighted to have the following members of staff join our team:

Mrs. Laura Blackson, who has transferred from Cranbourne East and comes to the school in her capacity as a Learning Specialist. Laura will be teaching Health and Food Technology in the Senior School. She will be working with the Teaching and Learning Excellence team in her capacity as the Innovative Curriculum and Pedagogy Coordinator (ICAP).

 

 

Ms. Sarah Taroza who will be teaching English both in the Senior and Middle Schools. Sarah is a keen, dedicated and enthusiastic young teacher. We wish these new members of staff a smooth transition into the Fairhills High School community.

 

 

 

Assessments

It’s been a busy start to the year with many new programs being introduced across the school. Most importantly, however, has been a series of tests that have taken place across the Middle School with students being assessed in literacy and numeracy. These assessments will serve to ensure that all students’ learning needs are met, with a range of specialist tutors, mentors and coaches, who will be able to address some of the students’ learning deficiencies that resulted from the past two years of COVID lockdowns.

In addition to the assessments, we have introduced a range of programs that will improve standards across the school: in the area of mathematics the new QuickSmart program will be overseen by Mr. Edmund Chow; Student Excellence Program will extend many of our brightest and most talented students; the introduction of Respectful Relationships across the school, the introduction of NAPLAN testing and the wide range of electives that have been offered at Years 9 and 10.

Karen Dean
Associate Principal, Staff Development/Leadership

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