Newsletter – Issue 4

On behalf of the staff at Blackburn High School, thank you to our parent community for your invaluable support and encouragement throughout the term.

The Blackburn High School Community has worked through a number of challenges this term, beginning with the sudden passing of our much loved and respected Assistant Principal, Mr Geoff Vezey on day 1. We mourned his tragic loss but also had an opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge his outstanding contribution over the past 10 years. We welcome Dr Louise Hartley and Mr Scott Conte to the Principal Team, who are the new Assistant Principals taking on Mr Vezey’s responsibilities.

The school community successfully navigated through a snap lockdown period and I commend the ease with which we adapted back to a remote and flexible learning process. The COVID Safe protocols as outlined by the Chief Health Officer, had an impact on the school experience. This included a phased approach to the return to onsite learning beginning with the Year 11 and 12 students returning on Friday, 4th June and the Year 7-10 students returning on Friday, 11th June. The planned Year 12 Formal has been moved from this term to the 16th July. The General Achievement Test (GAT) has been moved from 9th June to 29th July.

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