Welcome Johoku High School|
It is my great pleasure to welcome our guests from our sister school in Hiroshima Japan. The partnership between Yarra Valley and Johoku was first established in the late 1990’s and has been a great cultural exchange opportunity for the students from both schools. Next week the new principal of Johoku will be flying into Melbourne to attend the Yarra valley grammar Cathedral Service at St Paul’s as our honoured guest. I thank our Yarra host families for making the students and staff feel so welcome. Their hospitality is always amply returned by our Japanese friends.
The new Yarra Valley Grammar Website
The new design website comes on line this week. This is a very user friendly and interactive site which has been in the planning for the past few months. I congratulate our marketing and publications staff for their creativity in producing this very attractive ‘front door’ into the School. The site may be accessed on www.yvg.vic.edu.au
The School is introducing a new academic department in 2017. The “Levavi” Department will be devoted to enhancement and extension studies in the Junior School and from Years 7-10 in the secondary school. We begin advertising this weekend for new teaching staff who are experienced in enhancement and extension in the key domain areas of English, Mathematics, Science and the Humanities. This is an exciting initiative which aims to further cater for students who are particularly strong academically. Yarra remains committed to providing a curriculum for all students and the new Levavi Department along with our Individual Programs Department broadens our offerings to students of differing interests and abilities.
Director of Sport
Mr Bryan Harper, our very well regarded Director of Sport will be finishing here at Yarra Valley Grammar on July 31st when he goes on leave for the remainder of the school year. Mr Harper has been with us as a long serving colleague having first joined the School in 1987. Bryan will be on Long Service Leave until November when he officially resigns from his position to pursue his passion for cricket coaching. Bryan has been the ‘face of Yarra Sport’ for many years and I look forward to celebrating his considerable achievements at our Staff Christmas Function at the end of the year. Ms Micahl Creamer will be Acting Director of Sport from this time until the end of 2016. Ms Sarah Hogan will step into the position of Acting Girls’ Sport Coordinator for this time. The position of Director of Sport from 2017 will be advertised over the weekend.
I wish all our families a Happy Easter and a safe and relaxing Term Break. We look forward to seeing you all on your return for Term 2.|