Hi to all reading this, I am Janine Peake, the Board of Trustees Chairperson, and I realise many of you will not know me or my background.
I am an older parent with Rowan who attended Manning Intermediate in 2011 and 2012. I became a Board member in 2012 as I am passionate about quality education and access for all children to become the best they can be.
In my day life I am a psychiatric nurse and have been nursing for 30 odd years with experience at Templeton, Community Adult Mental Health Services and Inpatient Mental Health Services. My job sees me dealing with many different people from many different backgrounds.
This has helped me become less judgemental and more believing that all learning starts with the home environment with community following closely behind. Community includes schools and with good communication this can assist our children to achieve their best possible outcomes in their style of learning.
I look forward to hearing from you with any questions about the upcoming change be they small or large.
Terri Johnstone will be working in our school as Change Manager for the remainder of the year. Her role is really that of support - support to the Board and Principal in the form of logistical management. This takes the pressure off staff so they can continue to focus on positive educational outcomes for our students. If you have any queries don't hesitate to talk to Richard or me.
Geoff Gillam has been appointed as Residual Manager. His job will be to attend to the financial and property needs after the school has been closed.