There have been a few staff changes over the holidays.
Firstly we say farewell to Trent Palmer. The introduction of the new Senior Assessment and Tertiary Entrance system will bring about changes to the subject offerings in the Technologies subject area. As a result, Trent has decided to leave Hillbrook from the start of Term 3. This decision will allow him to pursue other opportunities that are on offer to him. Trent has made a significant contribution to Hillbrook through initiating and developing the surfboard making community activity and in his various roles within the Design and Technology Department. His significant contribution to the department is to be applauded over his 10 years at Hillbrook. Mark Williamson will replace Trent for the rest of the year.
Sarah Hart was with us for 6 months in the Enrichment Centre and has accepted a coordinator role in a school closer to where she lives. We would like to thank Sarah for her wonderful contributions to Hillbrook this year.
Jocelyn Bagdonas who has been a part of the Enrichment Centre for nearly 10 years as Teacher Aide is also leaving. During Jocelyn’s time here she was studying to be a teacher and has now graduated and been offered a teaching position at Narangba. We thank her for all her hard work and commitment over her time at Hillbrook and we wish her all the best in her career.
In addition, Mel Cooke our Marketing Co-ordinator has also tended her resignation. While we are sad to see her leave, we are also very grateful for all the valuable work and the changes that she has lead in our communication strategies to the school community. The changes to our social media presence, website and the implementation of our app were significant accomplishments during Mel’s time at Hillbrook. We look forward to seeing Mel’s new business opportunities thrive.
We wish Trent, Sarah, Jocelyn and Mel all the best in the future.
We also welcome back Sonika Burjorjee (Kaul) to provide classroom support and administration duties in the Enrichment Centre. Kari Francis will be returning part-time to allow her arm to heal properly and Paula Hart will take some of Kari’s classes for the first six weeks of term.