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What have the staff at PC been up to this year, we hear you ask? Take a look!

Top Catering Award for Chartwells

Our wonderful and dedicated catering team, Chartwells, were recognised for their top work at the Restaurant and Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence in August.

They won best Site/Industrial Caterer at the awards night, which was held at Optus Stadium to acknowledges cafes, restaurants and caterers across metropolitan and regional areas for their commitment to good food and service.

Catering Manager, Glenn West, said he was thrilled for his team and proud of what they supply to Perth College students, staff and the wider community.

Head of Boarding, Jill Miller, also praised Chartwells for their hard work, exceptional food and outstanding service.

“The offer a very contemporary dining room experience, serve students great food and work hard to ensure an enjoyable experience at all mealtimes," she said.

"We acknowledge their efforts in acquiring such a prestigious award."

Returning to Perth College to Learn the Ropes

Introducing Archivist and Heritage Officer Intern, Georgia Macdonald!

Last year, Perth College announced the inaugural internship program to give Old Girls the chance to return to the School and work in a department relevant to their studies.

In this edition of the Heritage, Georgia Macdonald (2015) who is currently studying a Master of Information Management at Curtin University, tells of her experience so far as the Archivist and Heritage Officer Intern.

“The opportunity to have the hands-on experience in the field I want to work within is invaluable,” she said.

“All the PC staff have been so friendly and helpful with any questions I have had. At times I think it’s a bit weird being allowed in the staff room and I also still find it hard to call teachers I had in school by their first names!"

“With my (Master) qualification, I hope to continue to work as an Archivist. Ultimately, my dream would be to work in a large Museum or the National Archives.”

New Face in the Learning Engagement Team

Perth College welcomed a new Head of Learning Engagement this year and, with more than 20 years’ experience behind her, Nicola Rose comes to the role with a passion and love for equal education opportunities.

“I have always loved the importance of developing a positive rapport with students within a holistic framework,” she said.

“Every day is different, and every student is unique.”

The Learning Engagement team have been hard at work introducing new roles to better address the learning needs of students with English an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) and students who are high ability and/ or gifted.

Nicola said she hopes this will continue their focus on “support differentiation and inclusive learning communities”.

“One of our goals in Learning Engagement is to ensure that every student is catered for and extended in every lesson,” she said.

“These tailored roles have enabled us to create bespoke programs that are flexible and responsive alongside extension opportunities as part of differentiated teaching programs."

“It is an exciting time to be in Learning Engagement!”