2021 IN FULL SWING!
It is already half way through Term 1 and our students and staff are all working very hard on many interesting and challenging activities across the curriculum. R-5 Swimming was also a highlight this week so it has certainly been a very busy start!
Next week we have our
EXTERNAL SCHOOL REVIEW – TUESDAY MARCH 9TH AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 10th
A number of students and staff will be meeting in groups to share our work with the review panel. In a few weeks’ time, a report about our current performance will be uploaded into the website once it has been finalised.
YEAR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL AND STUDENT LEADERSHIP
This is the final year for Yr 7s in primary school and this year’s Yr 6s will be the first students to officially enter Yr 7 in secondary schools. For our 70 Yr 6/7 students this is a very exciting time! Many things we have traditionally done just with Yr 7s we will be doing with both year levels this year. This is taking some very creative thinking but we hope students will all gain from their opportunities in their last year in primary school. So far we have organised unique commemoration tops and hoodies, and, the application process for all students for our student leadership roles. These students will also have their own leadership badge.
(Please click here for further information about Yr 7 to High School.)
Last week all of our year Yr 6 and Yr 7 students applied for a student leadership role. Each role supports students and the school through participation in a range of programs. Students each wrote a letter to Andrea Hayden and myself, describing skills and experiences that would help them in one of 4 roles of their choosing. All students wrote very detailed applications and can be duly proud of their efforts so far.
Congratulations to all our Year 6s and 7s who have been chosen for the following roles:
Lighthouse Leaders: Evie, Eli, Noah J, Ashley, Taylah and Lacey-Jay
Wellbeing Leaders: Holly, Emily, Addie, Lotus, Heidi, Elijah, Charlize, Chae, Amelia and Kobie
Physical Activity Leaders: Lochlan, Presley, Asher, Jai, Zara, Zane, Jacques-Louis, Vian, Marley, Ethan R, Leila, James, Isabelle, Demi, Alice, Sugam
Literature Lovers: Emily, Maelie, Oliver, Evan, Max, Hunter, Noah W, Lara
Brainstretcher Leaders: Akira, Keeley, Kaylin, Justine, Beau, Edward, Connor
Garden Gurus: Griffin, Ethan P, Lucas, Lauren, Chloe, Roshelle, Gabby, Lachie
Waste Warriors: Grace, Aarohan, Maddie, Joshua, Torry, Jayden
Digital Citizens: Lyla, Reva, Samantha, Fyodor, Boris, Finn, Carl, Reeve, Mitchell
We wish all these students good luck as they commence working with staff mentors developing programs during this term. Student leaders will be presented to all the students, describe their roles and say their pledge at the Week 9 Friday Assembly.
SCHOOL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the AGM on Monday night.
The new Governing Council was officially endorsed. Thank you to new council members for your future work for and commitment to the governance of our school. The members of the 2021/2022 Governing Council including a list of office bearers and other positions will appear in the next newsletter after our first meeting of the new Governing Council.
FRIENDLY REMINDER ABOUT PARENTS IN CLASSROOMS
Just a reminder that parents are still not allowed in classrooms or buildings. If you have booked a meeting with a teacher and it is being held in the classroom not the office meeting room, you are asked to scan and sign in at the office before going into the classroom. We thank all the school community for your continued understanding around COVID restrictions. Hopefully very soon we will have further easing of restrictions.