On Friday 13 March 2015 the Clayfield College community celebrated the official commissioning of the fifth Principal in Clayfield College’s 85 year history, Ms Melissa Powell MEd, Post Grad Dip Ed Studies, BEd (Dist), Dip Teach (Dist), MACE, MACEL.
Many special guests attended the commissioning including Mr Tim Nicholls MP, Member for Clayfield; Cr David McLachlan; Mr Des Robinson, Chariman of PMSA Council and other PMSA Council members, Rev Guido Kettniss and Mrs Jacqueline McPherson; Mr Kevin Standish, Chairman of the Clayfield College School Council and other School Council members, Mr Graham Packer; Mrs Carolyn Hauff AM, former Clayfield College Principal; Heads of other Independent schools; and members of the Clayfield College community.
Both Mr Des Robinson and Mr Kevin Standish spoke about the important role that Ms Powell has as the fifth Principal of Clayfield College and the impression she has already made in the short time she has been at the College. Ms Powell addressed the gathering and said how thrilled she was to be Principal of such a fine College. She shared her educational background but more importantly shared her vision for Clayfield College for the future.
Ms Powell was welcomed to the College by the entire community and was presented with symbols of welcome by representatives of the Parents & Friends’ Association, the Old Girls’ Association, the staff and the students.
Guests to the commissioning were treated to a special musical performance by Viotti Strings and the premiere Clayfield Choir, Canzona. The entire Clayfield College community extends a very warm welcome to Ms Powell and looks forward to the important role she has in the future of the College.