Deputy Principal's Report

Tyabb Leaders Set the Tone

The students at Tyabb are enthusiastic, community minded and eager to please. They join in willingly in school based activities and participate in competitions with a competitive, but well balanced attitude towards winning and losing. Our Tyabb student leaders set the tone by demonstrating outstanding personal qualities and by being generous in spirit, not for personal gain but for the benefit of others. They are extremely well led by the committed staff who work with the students to bring out these qualities.

Already in this busy Term 2, Tyabb students have been actively engaged in a range of pursuits both in and out of the classroom. Over this past week, students have been thriving in the outdoors at Arthurs Seat and in Westernport Bay; listening and learning from Holocaust survivors at a museum in Elsternwick; participating in the first round of SIS sport for Term 2 and earning points for their House in Cross Country events. Also, the College production Beauty and the Beast is gaining momentum as students and staff work diligently to piece the show together. Thursday rehearsals are going well and from all reports the cast is working brilliantly. Sunday rehearsals are underway and the July date for this year’s production is looming larger than the Beast itself.

Thank you to Miss Marnie Kavanagh for her work organising Geoghegan Celebration Day last Friday. Father Michael Miles from Western Port Parish celebrated Mass for the Geoghegan students. This was followed by some fun activities in the gymnasium and a performance from the Padua Mornington Concert Band, who rocked us into the weekend.

Tyabb students have made the transition to the wearing the winter uniform well thus far. The new Padua outer jacket is becoming very popular on colder mornings. A reminder that the College blazer must be worn to and from school. The uniform is checked each morning in Homeroom and parents are required to provide a note for their child should there be a uniform issue. Once again, the Tyabb Campus leaders set the tone when it comes to the wearing of the uniform. They are excellent ambassadors for the College and this was most evident at the recent Community Information Evening that detailed the latest developments in the Educational Strategic Plan and Master Plan.

Paul Fairlie
Deputy Principal | Head of Tyabb Campus​