An update from Board Chair Rachel Elliott and Deputy Board Chair Georgina Ashworth
The Investigator College Board resumed its face-to-face meetings in July and August after using Zoom for April, May and June. Much like the students and many workplaces, it has been a learning curve for the Board and has given us greater flexibility to meet in the future and adapt to the busy workloads of our Directors.
The July meeting focussed largely on financial and business matters for the College including the pending sale of the Goolwa Campus. The Board has also spent significant time in 2020 exploring the National Redress Scheme, which was established by the Commonwealth Government in response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Sexual Abuse. Following consideration of all aspects of the Scheme, at the July meeting the Board voted to join the Scheme as part of the Anglican Participating Group, Anglican Representative National Redress Scheme.
As part of the Board Annual Work Plan we asked our Principal John Robinson to invite members of the staff from across the College to come along and share information about their work. At the August meeting we welcomed Ms Carla Mattiazzo, Performing Arts Coordinator for the College, who gave us an insight into her impressive background which includes performing across different genres of the arts around Australia, Europe and the USA, including Classical Voice at the Conservatorium, University of Adelaide, Musical Theatre at the University of Arts in Philadelphia and the Conservatorium of Doylestown, New York. Carla also runs a highly successful Cabaret company, with her show The Catchelorette winning Best Cabaret show at the 2020 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
The Board was delighted to hear from Carla about her passion for arts in schools, her aspirations for the College in the area of arts and about the broad reaching benefits that the arts can have on a student’s wellbeing, confidence, educational outcomes and future. What a privilege it is to have Carla join our team of passionate, experienced and dedicated teachers at Investigator College.