Investigator College exists to provide the very best educational setting, facilities and staff to ensure the greatest opportunity for our students to excel.
That commitment underpinned this year’s establishment of the Investigator College Senior School, bringing together students from our Goolwa and Victor Harbor Campuses. There were immediate educational benefits with a larger cohort, increased subject offerings, access for all Year 10-12 students to our most experienced specialist staff and, of course, state-of-the-art facilities. On top of this, students’ gains in their social interactions through mixing with a larger cohort have been significant and unequivocal. We are extremely pleased with what has been achieved for our students.
Based on this success and after careful deliberation, the Leadership Team and the College Board have resolved to merge our two Middle Schools [Years 7-9] from the commencement of 2018.
All Investigator College Year 7-9 students will, therefore, attend our Victor Harbor Campus from 2018. They will enjoy refurbished and upgraded classrooms and specialist spaces in close proximity to the Senior School plaza and, of course, the new Senior School. The new Middle School Precinct will continue to be serviced by the College’s complimentary bus service. This will ensure safe and convenient transportation for students from the Goolwa Campus. Ultimately, this initiative will enable a smoother transition for our students to their senior years.
This is a significant and exciting development for the future of the College and the best possible learning environment for our students. I am sure that you will want to know more about what it means for your child/ren.
I warmly invite you to discuss this initiative with our Leadership Team and members of the College Board at our Middle School Information Evening on Wednesday 18 October at the Victor Harbor Campus.
Whilst this is an exciting initiative for our Middle School students, Junior School students at the Goolwa Campus will also benefit. Among other things, they will enjoy increased access to specialist facilities such as the Food and Hospitality, Science and Art centres.
As a consequence of this initiative, some families may wish to move a younger sibling to the Victor Harbor Campus. We are happy to discuss this with you and do our best to accommodate it.
Please do not hesitate to contact me or the Deputy Principal, Mr Andrew Panozzo, should you wish to discuss any aspect of our Middle School merger initiative.