We bid a fond farewell to three of our Primary teachers - Michaela Sawle, Claire Peirce and Clint Fabre, and thank them for everything they brought to the College during their time here. Nat Power will be taking leave for a year, and our warm wishes go with Helen Rabjones as she embarks on her classroom teaching career in Dardanup.
We welcome Ashlee De Campo to the Year 3 teaching team. Ms De Campo has taught at schools in Karratha and Scarborough, and comes to the College after 12 months as an English consultant with CEWA. And we welcome back Louise Leyden from her secondment to the Kimberley.
Greg Murray also joins us as an experienced Year 6 and 7 teacher and Mathematics specialist from Bunbury. Together with Ryan Clark, he rounds out the Year 6 teaching team with Jo Leach, who comes to the College after many years teaching Primary in Dardanup.
In Secondary, we welcome Chris Heathcote as Head of HASS, a local teacher with many years of leadership and teaching experience. Katie O’Connell is another local teacher who joins our College community next year, bringing her substantial experience to take over from Pete Nicholls as a Senior English teacher. We wish Pete an enjoyable retirement, and thank him for eighteen years of service to the College.
From Kalgoorlie, Michael May brings his Computer Science industry background and a Masters in Teaching to the role of Digital Technologies teacher. He will be joined at the College by his wife, Ingrid, who has more than 15 years teaching experience in Religious Education, Science and HASS.
Stephanie Potts returns from her year in Italy, and we thank Jane Yates for her expertise in Secondary Italian this year. Michelle Reid comes back to us as a Learning Support Teacher in Secondary, and we welcome back another MacKillop (2000) alumni in Emily Guthrie - now Emily Healy - who will replace fellow alumni Larissa Guzzomi (2006) as Visual Art Teacher. We wish Larissa all the best as she heads up to Perth.
And we are pleased to announce that Courtney Lesa, the friendly face behind our IT Help Desk, has completed the third year of her IT Traineeship and Cert IV in Information Technology, and will continue with us in an ‘official position’ of IT Technician for next year. Cameron Best finishes his traineeship with our grounds staff, and Ross Rann will hand over his Technical Support role to 2019 graduate Brendan Allan.
We also welcome Fiona Zahra, a familiar face in our Hospitality Department this year, to fill the shoes of Ros Dwyer, who retires at the end of this year after thirteen years as our Food Technology & Hospitality Assistant. We thank Ros for her time, passion and expertise, and wish her a wonderful retirement.