Dear Parents and Caregivers

As per the connect notice sent out on February 9, 2018 regarding the School Review, we would like to update you all of a few changes that were communicated at the briefings held last week by Rod Lowther (Director- Schools Expert Review Group (ERG)) and Jo Harris (A/Regional Executive Director- Pilbara)

During the briefing, plans for the implementation of the Actions for Improvement strategies together with continued work on finalising the school business plan were flagged.

Having given careful consideration to our immediate school priorities, and with the full support of both Jo and Rod, I believe it is important to focus on the priority that matters most, the immediate need to get our students off to a strong start to the school year.

To this end, we are delaying work on the planning referred to above while we work to achieve a positive start to the school year, by getting the learning for students progressing as smoothly as possible.  While some of strategic improvement required will proceed, the bulk of the improvement planning will commence next term.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome a new addition to HSHS Leadership Team, Mr David Taylor.  David will join the Team on Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  David has extensive experience in Educational Leadership spanning more than 20 years, most recently as Principal of a private K-12 school in Perth. David has also completed leadership service at Jigalong RCS and Paraburdoo Primary School in 2017. David’s appointment will extend until the end of Term One with the view of supporting the new look leadership team for 2018. We look forward to welcoming David to our School.

I would like to wish you all a great weekend

Kind Regards

 

Av Swami

A/Principal