This week we welcomed a new member of staff to Lake Heights. Mr Daryl Hurd has been appointed to the vacant position that was created when Mrs Whyte was promoted to Assistant Principal earlier this year. Mr Hurd brings to the school a wide range of experience on all grades having taught for the past 12 years at Bellambi PS, and for over 20 years in public education. He has a wealth of experience in Creative Arts, including a keen interest in dance and photography. He has choreographed primary massed dance items at Southern Stars for the past 12 years. Mr Hurd has already had the chance to work with many students across the school and is sure to be a wonderful asset to Lake Heights.
From the start of term 3, Mr Hurd will take over Yr5/6. His appointment has timed in well because Mr Finkernagel has picked up a long term relieving role at Port Kembla PS as the Assistant Principal and Year 6 teacher.
All this news came a bit unexpectedly last week, but we have the remainder of term 2 to make the necessary adjustments. Mr Fin will continue teaching Yr5/6 for now and Mr Hurd will be working with each class as an additional teacher while the school repositions itself for the year ahead.
Welcome, Mr Hurd and congratulations, Mr Fin. There will be an opportunity to wish Mr Fin well at our NAIDOC celebrations on Thursday 30 June - the 2nd last day of term.