Principal’s Update

After a relaxing, and well deserved, 2-week term break we are back at school and fast approaching the end of the 2022 school year.

ASMS partnering with Tonsley Technical College: You may have heard the exciting news during the holidays where the ASMS was announced as the partner school for the soon-to-be-established Tonsley Technical College. It will be built at the Tonsley Innovation District, and is one of five being built across South Australia – 3 in metropolitan Adelaide and 2 in regional South Australia.  Each will cater for about 200 full-time students, providing an alternative senior secondary option, equipping them with workplace skills and providing a pipeline of workers in industry sectors where there is high demand. The specialised workplace focus for Tonsley students is currently being finalised in collaboration with key businesses and industry but will be complementary to other programs already being offered at the ASMS. We are excited by the announcement and all that it brings with it for the future students at our school; this relationship with provide career pathways for an even more diverse group of students.

Year 12s farewell: Our Year 12s will be farewelled at the end of this week. In the tradition of the ASMS we will celebrate their achievements with our assembly then staff will prepare a breakfast for our Year 12’s on their last day of school on Friday. It is a significant milestone for our Year 12s and we wish them well in the final assessment processes. Our Presentation Night (30 November) is our final opportunity to celebrate with students, I look forward to seeing our Year 12s officially graduate from the ASMS!

Renovations to begin but will be prolonged: Excitingly the $3m renovations that have been on the cards for over six years are going to start at the end of November 2023. Our builder is experiencing a shortage of joiners (e.g. cupboards, benches) which means that the three-month project will now take at least six months. We will all need to be patient and flexible as the various areas are cordoned off and re-opened throughout the building-works.

Hats off to teachers this World Teachers’ Day: ASMS will celebrate and thank the teaching profession on World Teachers’ Day – Friday 28 October. Our teachers have shown great resilience during challenging times, all so they can give Australian students the best future possible. Our students are asked to take a moment to take their “hats off” to celebrate teachers, and to tell them what they mean to them.

Kylie Eggers,