Welcome to the new school in Adelaide’s North East – currently known as Windsor Gardens School B-12
I would like to acknowledge, at the beginning of this school year, that –
For thousands of years Indigenous people have walked in this land, on their country. Their relationship with this land has been and still is at the centre of their lives. I want to acknowledge prior stewardship of this land by the Kaurna people, and the importance of this area as a meeting place for people from many nations over many years.
I am extremely proud to begin my seven-year tenure as Principal, and will be based on the McKay Ave campus. Here we will create a new community of learners, with the following Leadership team to help us:
• Ms Allyson Goodale – Head of Early years
• Ms Chan Welfare – Head of Primary Years
• Ms Amy Geue – Co-ordinator of the Centre for Hearing Impaired (CHI)
• Mr Dean Liddicoat – Head of Middle Years
• Mr Petre Papageorgiou – Head of Senior Years
• Ms Jane Barnett – Deputy Principal, B-12
• Ms Marisa Camilos – Business Manager, B-12
This school is the combination of 2 schools with a long history – Gilles Plains Primary School opened for its first students 116 years ago, in 1901; The secondary school opened (as Gilles Plains High School) in January 1960. The Gilles Plains Children’s Centre was created from the Gilles Plains Child Parent Centre, and opened in 2013. We host senior students in the Wiltja School, and the Centre for Hearing Impaired students 8-12 has operated here for over 20 years.
All of our programs have nurtured learning across the two sites; our school will continue to provide high quality learning – based on the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and the South Australian Certificate of Education.
Welcome to your new school, and the opportunities that it offers to your children, to begin school, and develop with confidence on their learning journey beyond those early years to completion of their schooling, within nurturing and responsive relationships.
Windsor Gardens School B-12
January 30 2017