National Reconciliation Week.
“National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.
The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.
Be Brave. Make Change. is a challenge to us all to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for all.
Change begins with brave actions in your daily life – where you live, work, play and socialise.
Take these Actions to Make Change with you every day of the year, not just during National Reconciliation Week.”
This information has been copied directly from the Reconciliation Australia website https://www.reconciliation.org.au/ and I would encourage everyone to visit this website and others such as Reconciliation SA website.
You may also like to discuss with your children if they have done any activities around this theme or the NAIDOC theme “Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!” this term.
On Tuesday we were sent the following information from the CE, DfE:
“From the start of week 5, face masks in education and care settings (schools, preschools and children’s centres) will be:
· Strongly recommended (but not required) for all adults (including visitors) while indoors, except when it impedes ability to teach
· Strongly recommended (but not required) for students in years 3 to 12 while indoors.”
So in some ways, the mask mandate has changed but in many ways we are still strongly recommended to be in masks. If there needs to be changes to this due to outbreaks we will be informed.
We are continuing to send daily updates of COVID numbers and year levels if we have a reported case of a student or staff member who was onsite while potentially infectious. We only include those who were not on site when potentially infectious as one of the number if we are already sending out an update.
A big congratulations to all students who participated in NAPLAN during week 2 and those who completed the assessments during week 3. As we have said, I believe you will be notified of the results later in the year, possibly September.
Last Friday we had our first Assembly in what feels like such a long time. I would like to congratulate our Light House Leaders Grace, Jake, Jacob, Lewis, Pippa and Cooper for the manner in which they conducted the assembly. In the week prior they prepared their scripts and then ran the assembly like seasoned leaders. Please see their article below.
The student audience also conducted themselves brilliantly, especially all those students for whom this was a “first”, and endeavoured to display our school values of respect, responsibility, fairness and excellence at all times.
Term 2 Pupil Free Day – Tuesday 14th June ( Week 7)
Staff will be training and planning curriculum and other elements of the Site Plan. If you need child care, the OSHC will be open that day. Please contact Sally Mitchell on 8381 7577 to book in.
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews – week 9 term 2.
More information including booking processes will be out next week via Skoolbag. The night where appointments may be available until around 7:30pm is Tuesday 28th June. If these later times suit your family I would advise you to get your request in as soon as possible once you receive the details.
Please note that end of semester 1 written reports will be tabled at these meetings.