School Announcement

I am writing to advise the Assyrian Schools Community that the Principal of St Narsai Assyrian Christian College, Mr Aldo Rufo, has left the School.

At a recent Assyrian Schools Board meeting, the Board determined that Mr Rufo’s employment contract would not be renewed.

Mr Rufo began his employment with the Assyrian Schools in 2011 as the Administration Coordinator and teacher of HSIE at St Narsai. In Term 3 of 2012, Mr Rufo was appointed as the Deputy Principal of St Hurmizd, holding this position until he was appointed as the Principal of St Narsai in Term 4 of 2015.

With a focus on improvement, Mr Rufo achieved an enormous amount during this time. His main focus was on improving academic standards, particularly HSC results. Mr Rufo introduced a number of initiatives such as: Mentoring Programs for Staff, the concept of Professional Learning Communities, Leadership Programs for staff, a renewed focus on student welfare through the introduction of ‘Growth Mindset’ and ‘5 keys to success’, after school parent workshops, improving teacher practice and much more. At all times Mr Rufo asked the question: ‘how can we improve?’

On behalf of the Assyrian Schools Community, we wish Aldo all the best for life after St Narsai. We thank him for his considerable contribution to the education of staff, students and parents. Aldo will be greatly missed by the staff, students and parents of our community.

Brian Kennelly
Head Principal Assyrian Schools
21st November 2017

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