What a fabulous, settled start to the term we have had! A huge welcome to all our new students and families joining the West Lakes Shore Community.
Children and staff have been busy developing classroom agreements to ensure the right conditions for your child/ren to learn and to become a better learner. Quality learning in Literacy and Numeracy has commenced and this term, as a whole school, we are focusing our curriculum around the theme ‘Bringing People Together’. We will continuously promote working cooperatively and collaboratively. Our big inquiry is: who do we want to bring together and why? West Lakes Shore School values our ‘community’ and we include students; staff; parents, carers and family members; community support agencies; and extended family members as part of our school family. Positive relationships within our community are crucial to our success; working together will ensure we can do our best for every child.
This term we are building quality relationships through key events, including week 3 acquaintance evening (week 2 for Dolphin Unit and Ms Clancy), our whole-school day of action on Harmony Day and, later in term 1, holding parent-teacher interviews.
Communication is essential to building effective relationships and we aim to share information to support your child’s needs, which includes supporting their social, emotional, academic and cultural needs. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher to help you resolve any issues or if you need support. Positive feedback is always appreciated too; let’s grow gratitude and aim to let others know when we appreciate what they do.
At acquaintance evening, or through information home, staff will be updating families on their chosen form of electronic communication to stay in touch and keep you up to date with classroom learning. For new families please ensure the front office has a copy of your email and you have downloaded the Skoolbag app. These are our main sources of communicating whole-school information. Weeks 1, 5 and 9 of the school newsletter, sent via the Skoolbag app, includes key information and updates, whilst weeks 3 and 7 showcase student excellence. If you wish to share any of your child’s out of school achievements please email firstname.lastname@example.org We also will be sending out a 'Community Information' newsletter that will contain special information about upcoming community events, sporting clubs and trials etc, if you have any community news that you wish to share please forward it to Rachel via the above email.
Carol Press - Principal