It has been a fabulous, settled start to the term. Another huge welcome to all our new students and families joining our West Lakes Shore Community. We have a strong partnership with families and positive relationships within our community are crucial to our success; working together will ensure we can do our best for every child.
Children and staff have been busy developing classroom expectations aligned to our school values of Respect, Responsibility, Resilience, Honesty and aiming for Excellence, to ensure the right conditions for learning. This term we are building quality relationships through key events, including our week 3 Meet Your Teachers night, our whole-school day of action on Harmony Day and, later in term 1, holding our 3 way student-parent-teacher interviews. We value student input into their own learning and every child across the school will work with their teachers to establish their own SMARTaR goals in Maths and Writing. Some students may also have a wellbeing goal, particularly if we need to work in partnership with you to develop a positive mindset and build their resilience. 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; lets grow gratitude and aim to let others know when we appreciate what they do.
At our Meet Your Teachers night, or through information home, staff will be providing you with copies of our Term 1 Curriculum overviews and updating families on their year level form of electronic communication. These apps are used to stay in touch and keep you up to date with classroom learning. For new families please ensure the front office has your correct email and you have downloaded the free SkoolBag app to your device. These are our main sources of communicating whole-school information. In weeks 1, 3, 5 and 9 of each term the school newsletter includes key information and updates, whilst week 7 showcase's student excellence. If you wish to share any of your child’s out of school achievements please email email@example.com
A full Staff list for 2020 is available via the the school website, and we have listed all teachers and classes for 2020 in this newsletter.
A few school reminders:
Hats and water bottles: With the recent spike in hot weather please ensure your child/ren have their hat and water bottle and have sunblock applied before leaving home to support sun safety. School sunblock is accessible in each unit for students who may need to reapply this throughout the day.
Attendance: Learning outcomes are strongly correlated to good attendance and prompt arrival in the mornings. Please always inform school if your child is not able to attend, or late due to family or medical/dental reasons. You can send us full or partial day absences via SkoolBag - under EForms, or leave a voice message on the Absentee Phone Line - 8449 7574. We require you to provide first and last name of your child/ren, their class number and a brief reason - late, sick or family.
Each term families will receive a letter indicating all unexplained absences and/or late arrivals. If children are late then they must come to the front office to obtain a late slip. Written or verbal information needs to be provided to school so it can be recorded as an explained late. We understand you sometimes run late and thank you for supporting us to maintain our roll requirements.