It's been lovely seeing so many happy and refreshed faces wandering through our gates this week. Students have been excited to share their holiday stories and be back amongst their friends.
Thanks to the parents who braved the cold to attend this afternoon's small Anzac Day Assembly. I was very proud of the senior students who ran the event and showed such respect for our war veterans.
You may have seen a few notes go home this week. We have Canine Comprehension sessions starting next Tuesday with Jett the Border Collie for some of the students from the senior class and we'll also have psychologist Sarah Padbury joining us fortnightly on Wednesdays to see students and parents. If you'd like more information or to book in, please visit the office.
I've got a few belated thank you's and farewells to make from last term as well. We were very sad to start Term Two off without out our Art Teacher, Andrew. Though we wish him all the very best with his house building and thank him so much for all that he's done for us. We also farewell Emma Castle, the PE teacher, who did a great job of teaching the students for Term One. Felicity and Carla have both thoroughly enjoyed their new specialist roles this week in the Art and Drama domains and are excited about the year ahead.
We were also sad to say goodbye to Eli and Aurora who headed back up to Queensland during the holidays. We feel absolutely blessed to have had them attend STAPS for a short but fantastic period of time.
I'd also like to thank our school parents, Bec and Mel, for coming in to run mindfulness and gardening sessions with the 2/3 class. Your time is greatly appreciated and I know that students absolutely loved their time with you.
Finally, I'd just like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who came to our Information Night. We were so excited to see so many faces in attendance to hear from us and share in the fantastic things that are happening here at STAPS. An extra special thank you to Collin and Tom for running the BBQ and to the senior girls and Sam for organising and coordinating the cakes stall.