Geographe Grammar School Closure

Found in: SCEA News | Published on: 27 November 2015

In 2011, Geographe Grammar School opened after SCEA took over the site from Australind Christian School.

In the five years since, the School’s staff and many others from across our Association have worked tirelessly to improve and grow the school from an enrolment of 10 on the first day of opening. By the end of 2012, the school had grown to approximately 30 students.

We are tremendously proud of the efforts of Principal Stuart Chisholm, his predecessor Rob Devenish, and the staff of the school whose efforts have resulted in fantastic outcomes for the students at Geographe.

Up until and including last week, with the promotion of the Kindergarten Open Day, we have made every effort to grow the school through a number of programs, investment in the grounds and facilities, and the employment of outstanding staff who have worked tirelessly towards the success of the campus.

However, with a student base of 28 of which only 24 will continue to 2016, the school has not grown to a position where it can be realistically sustained.

Given the economic climate and the transient nature of enrolments over our five years of operating the school, we cannot project a situation where this will improve.

It is with regret that due to these factors, the SCEA Board on November 27th made the decision to close Geographe Grammar School at the end of 2015.

Our Principal, Stuart Chisholm, has been in contact with the senior leadership of other Christian schools in the region, who will be in contact with our community in the coming days regarding the possible accommodation of our students in 2016.

The staff of the school will be assisted throughout this transition.

We are very grateful for all of the members of the Geographe community, past and present, who have partnered with us to make every attempt for the school to succeed over the last five years.

We deeply regret that a sustainable future for the school could not be achieved.

 

Yours Sincerely

Stephen Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Swan Christian Education Association