Firstly, as you are probably aware we have had some sad news this week that the Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie Campus Principal Lorraine Haddon has passed away.
Miss Haddon will be best remembered for her genuine care of her students, her willingness to listen and to be empathetic, and to have student’s best outcomes at heart. Her contribution to public education, over the 40 years of her career has displayed a high level of commitment and dedication to the students of NSW.
2018 was another fantastic year of learning and development by the students of the Westport Campus.
Staff have again gone ‘above and beyond’ to support student learning, social development and wellbeing for every student in our care. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fantastic teaching and support staff for their efforts throughout the year. The job they do in preparing our students for successful post school destinations is amazing.
I would also like to pass on my appreciation to Lisa Simpson and her team for their continued commitment to the administration of the campus. Again a fantastic effort.
Our P & C, whilst small in number, is active and they continue to give quality community advice and support towards the great things that occur here at the Westport Campus. There are opportunities for people to join the P & C in 2019.
Families in our local area have been sending their students to Westport since 1981. That is the year this school was opened. I imagine, like me as a parent, families send their children to school trusting that they will be known, valued and cared for. At Hastings Secondary College this philosophy of being known, valued and cared for is one of the foundation stones in the way we interact with students, parents and the community.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the local community for their ongoing support and assistance in the educational, social and cultural development of our students.
Finally, on behalf of our fantastic school I wish you a safe and happy holiday. I am looking forward to working with you in 2019.
Principal Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus