Looking back on the 2022 school year and the most-read articles from News this year…

The graph above shows the News readership each fortnight this year. Some stories are popular across all of our staff, some stories don’t attract quite the same amount of attention. 

Here are the ten most-read stories of 2022…

10. Grand Final Rivals In Schools

This story pitted two of the most ardent footy supporters across against one another’s team, with a bit of banter to spice up the biggest match of the year. 

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9. Support Staff Booklet Is On Its Way

Dr Perso’s work on the Professional Support & Accountability (PSA) booklets has been remarkable this year, and it was well-received by administrative staff across our schools. These booklets make it clear how we can support each other and be supported in our roles across our schools….

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8. Swan’s Accounts Staff Profile : Mrs Erin Vallance

The Vallance dynasty have served well over the years: they send their children to schools, they serve in multiple roles across the schools, and they read their News articles each fortnight! ‘Aunty Erin’ is a popular figure…

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7. ’s ICT Guru says ‘I do!’

Everyone loves a great wedding, and Jonathan Bracegirdle and his lovely wife Eleanor were joined by a great crowd for the big day. The Bracegirdle name is second only to the Vallance family for representation and readership!

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6. WA Politicians descend on ECC to commence MetroNET project

The sight of Mr Mike Pitman (College Principal – Ellenbrook Christian College) fronting the cameras with Ministers McGowan and Saffioti was something to behold for Ellenbrook locals, and the gathered throng of state and national media were on hand to capture the moment for the staff and students on this historic day.

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5. Q& A with Dr Darnelle Pretorius

With the Swan Christian College (SCC) community waiting for all of Term 1 to meet their new Principal, the excitement was palpable when Dr Pretorius featured in the Staff Profile article in the first edition of Term 2. The highlight of the interview:

“When you’re a servant leader, you just get in there – hands and all. You don’t do it from a distance.”

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4. Busy times at Northshore this week

We can laugh about the pandemic now that it is over (or is it?) and all of the crazy contagious connections that took place during that time. A couple of teachers from Northshore were not going to let the ‘lockdown’ rules spoil their group-swim to Rottnest. The rest is history! It was a wonderful story of determination amidst the COVID conditions…

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3. Southern Hills enrolments continue to rise despite staff shortages in Administration

The rise of Southern Hills has been well-documented over the past couple of years, with the little school up on Bedfordale hill hitting historic highs in enrolments this year. The absence of enrolments officers was almost comedic as prospective parents were flocking to the front office for interviews and staff being called on to go the extra mile for the College.  

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2. Dr Thelma Perso celebrates retirement after 43 years in education.

It is no wonder that Dr Perso’s retirement announcement came in as the second-most read News article this year – she is “educational royalty” across Australia!  The speeches were warm and followed a distinct theme: Dr Perso is a determined soul who has accomplished amazing things during her career!

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1.  Celebration Day: Fellowship & Food

Why was this summation of Celebration Day the number one article this year for News?

Was it Dr Gregg Weaver’s beaming smile in the opening photograph?

Could it be that the day was a wonderful culmination of fellowship, food for the soul and a chance to see Christian colleagues from around our schools and the Office?

All of the above, we suspect!

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2023 promises to be a special year for , as the easing of the pandemic suggests the opportunity to meet across our schools more openly and the partnerships of 2022 can be built upon as we pursue learning, leadership and interdependence across our seven schools!

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