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Dear Parents/Caregivers,

The End of a Fabulous Year

It is great to see that so many of you have viewed the live stream of 2021 Speech Day. This is a reflection and celebration of the wonderful year that we have experienced and is arguably the most important event on the College calendar. Thanks to the combined efforts of all stakeholders, we are now in the enviable position of being able to proceed with master planning to reflect our commitment to providing a world-class education in keeping with the standards set by our Anglican city cousins.

Please see the 2021 Speech Day video link below:
Investigator College 2021 Speech Day – YouTube

New Staff for 2022

In addition to a number of excellent appointments announced in previous editions, we were delighted to have received top quality applications from SA, nationally and internationally for a number of positions recently.

Andrew Ayliffe
An Investigator College Collegian, Andrew is a highly regarded teacher at Seymour College in Glen Osmond. Andrew has a passion for STEM and wood technology, as well as experience in Agricultural Science. Andrew will be teaching Middle School Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Jon Bester – Finance Manager
Jon comes to Investigator College as an experienced Chartered Accountant with a passion for providing strategic business orientated outcomes, a wealth of international experience working as part of forward-focused financial teams which has ensured a thoroughly enjoyable career to date. Jon is leaving behind his career at SA Water as their Management Accountant to take on this new role at the College.

Craig Donley
I am pleased to announce that Craig Donley will be working alongside Nicole Eckermann as our second student counsellor. Craig has completed his Graduate Diploma in Counselling over the past few years and received special commendations for his academic endeavours. Craig’s vast experience working as a Primary Teacher and his calm, nurturing manner will be particularly useful when working with all of our Junior School students.

Bev Giggins
Having recently starred as Director of our Early Learners Centre, Bev has capitalised on her immense experiences as a Junior School teacher by taking her interest in advanced writing and curriculum differentiation to new levels through additional study. It is a pleasure to welcome Bev back to the Junior School.

Alexandra Harvey
Alexandra is a Senior English and History specialist. Alexandra is currently teaching at The Heights School and contributes to their Ignite Program for Gifted and Talented students. Holding an Honours degree in History, Alexandra is passionate about research, literature and reading. She will be teaching mostly in the Senior School (English and Research Project) and some Middle School English classes.

Paul Lyons
Paul is a very experienced teacher of Science. He has also held several industry positions with organisations such as the CSIRO. Paul is passionate about Middle Schooling and is currently employed at Haileybury in Melbourne, one of Australia’s leading schools with a focus leader on explicit instruction. Paul will be teaching Middle School Science, Mathematics and Technology.

Kristy Wood – Finance and Student Support Officer
Kristy comes to Investigator College with 21 years Finance industry experience and has an Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning. Kristy is coming to us from Iress Wealth Management where she was a Key Account Manager.

As said on Speech Day, it is always sad to farewell staff. Our gratitude and best wishes extend to some long-term staff members:
Trudy Hutchesson, Rebecca English, Melanie Scott and Jim Dunbar.

Equestrian Team

Investigator College has emerged as a leading equestrian school, with more high achievements at the State Interschool Championships at Strathalbyn on Saturday.Congratulations to Stella Carmichael who achieved the following:

Show Horse:
1st Primary Led Show Hunter
1st Primary Ridden Show Hunter
State Champion Primary Show Hunter
Overall State Champion Primary Show Horse

3rd Primary Preliminary 1B
3rd Primary Preliminary 1C
3rd Overall Primary Preliminary Dressage

Combined (CT) Dressage / Jumping:
Runner up State Champion Primary Combined CT60

Please contact Helen Maidment if you would like more information about our Equestrian Team.

Happy Holidays! 

The Investigator College Administration and Finance Offices will be closed from Monday 20 December – Friday 7 January.

Holiday Uniform Shop hours are advertised on our College Facebook page, and on the Uniform Shop Page of the College Website.

Please keep an eye out for further 2022 College information throughout January.

Enjoy a safe and restful holiday break. It feels so good to belong to such a delightful community. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated.

Lessons resume on Tuesday 1 February.

Happy Christmas!

John Robinson

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