FAREWELL TO THE CCP
(August, 2000, for 'The
The City Curriculum Project is proving
to be a champion thoroughbred. And what a lucky trainer I have been!
Since July 1997, 670 young jockeys
have been aboard the CCP, which was bred by Chris Poulton's 1996 Middle
Years Project Team, along with his Heads of Faculty, and pre-trained by
Judith Patterson and Andrew McAree.
During its 260 'race days', the CCP
has constantly carried its riders to rich success. The students have
been superb! Relishing the freedom, independence and trust granted
them, they have judged the pace well, kept excellent balance and eagerly
taken every opening with remarkable aplomb.
Monash University, particularly Rob
Willis's School of Business Systems and the Monash Conference Centre, has
been a wonderful supporter of the CCP as have Campus Principal, Jenny Wajsenberg
and former Campus Head, Helen Drennen, Middle School leaders, Andrew
Sloane, John Swanland and David McKenna and Chaplain Ian Higgins.
Thanking them, I thank, also, the
Glen Waverley Campus teachers for their hearty support during the last
three and a half years.
Finally, I thank all parents who
placed their faith in Wesley, the CCP, their students and me. I hope you
have been rewarded too.