Over the past week several meetings have taken place between Cor Cordis, the new administrators of the Colmont School, staff, independent schools, in particular Ivanhoe Grammar School, and the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority. Cor Cordis has also met with the Department of Education and Training, Independent Schools Victoria, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd, and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.
The most important outcome of these discussions is that some year 12 students will commence at new schools on Monday and the remainder are able to enrol at Ivanhoe Grammar School. This will ensure they can complete their year 12 studies in 2022.
“We are pleased that all year 12 students and their teachers will have the opportunity to enrol at Ivanhoe Grammar School. The school has been incredibly supportive and will ensure all new students have a buddy to make the transition easier during this time,” she added.
“We have been able to work with various schools and transition the current year 11 and 12 international students which at this stage should be complete by the end of the week,” said Rachel Burdett from Cor Cordis.
The landlord has agreed to provide a rent free period until the end of September 2022 that will enable continued accommodation of school boarding students until they transition to their new schools on Monday and accommodate the continuation of the administration process.
We are continuing to work with interested parties in relation to whether there is a longer term position for the company.
“Our priority is and always has been to ensure the students and the community is looked after. The next few weeks will involve detailed investigations and reviewing any forthcoming proposals,” said Rachel Burdett.