What a settled start to the term we have had! The weather is warming up and things are getting busy!
It was with great sadness yesterday, that we learnt of the passing of a well-known and respected member of the community and one of our mums, Lauren O’Sullivan. Our thoughts, hearts and support are with the O’Sullivan family during this difficult time.
VIP PBL PRINCIPAL’S MORNING TEA
At the end of last term, I was fortunate enough to have morning tea with eleven students. As a part of our PBL 2.0, each teacher at the end of every term nominates one student from his/her class as the Very Important PBL student (VIP). The VIP is a student who consistently displays our core values of Safe, United and Engaged. These students are invited to have morning tea with me. Eleven students were invited to our very first Principal’s morning tea. We dined on sausage rolls, party pies, chips, strawberries and Tim Tams. It was so nice to spend time with these students. Congratulations to all! Even though it would have been a difficult decision, I can see why your teachers chose you. I look forward to our Term 4 VIP PBL principal’s morning tea.
PBL REWARD DAY
We had a wonderful reward day at the end of last term to celebrate our team work in filling the pipeline. We had movies, popcorn, drinks, ice blocks and extra play time. It is fabulous to see all of the students working together to add PBL tokens to the pipeline and achieve a whole school reward. We announced the Term 4 reward this morning at a very short assembly. I have kept this surprise for weeks now but the cat is out of the bag. The announcement is displayed below in our newsletter!
KINDERGARTEN AND PRESCHOOL 2021
We are taking enrolments for preschool and kindergarten 2021. To enable us to correctly estimate enrolments and staff the school appropriately for 2021, any parents enrolling new children P-6 need to complete enrolment forms as soon as possible. Please let any neighbours and friends in the local area know that we are enrolling now. Please be reminded that if you live out of zone I am unable to confirm an enrolment even for siblings at this point in time. This is dependent on current and new enrolments across the school K-6. Please see school website for current enrolment procedures. Please contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns.
We have held parent meetings for 2021 Kindergarten and preschool parents. We are holding a repeat session for 2021 Kindergarten parents if you missed it. This session will be via Zoom on Monday 26 November at 5:30pm. Please RSVP the front office if you wish to join the Zoom meeting so that we can send you the link on Monday.
As of Wednesday 4 November we will be starting our transition sessions. These sessions will run over four Wednesday mornings – 4 November, 11 November, 18 November and 25 November. All sessions will be from 9:30am-10:30am.
We will meet our new preschool students for 2021 during this time. Our current preschool students will be with Mr Whitfield and Ms Morrison in the kindergarten rooms.
All of our current Kindergarten to Year 6 students will also have these sessions in next year’s year groups. Therefore our Kindergarten students will be with our Year 1 teachers, our Year 1 students will be with a different Year 2 teacher, our Year 2 students will be with our current Year 3 teachers, our Year 3 students will be with a different Year 4 teacher, our Year 4 students will be with our current Year 5 teachers and our Year 5 students will be with a different Year 6 teacher. Our Year 6 students will be with Ms Jones and Mrs Orman for activities during this time.
The purpose of this time is so that students get a taste of the next year’s grade. This is especially helpful if they are not in the same building as this year. The idea is that the sessions are fun and engaging. Please note the students will not be with their teacher for next year. Class structures, teacher allocations and staffing arrangements have not been confirmed at this point in time. These sessions just give the students a chance to experience next year’s setting.
Thank you to Stockton “Jellyblubbers” for their very generous donation to the school to support our students. Generosity and support like this really highlight the community spirit in Stockton.
HAPPY GRANDPARENTS DAY
This Sunday 25 October is Grandparents Day. It is a great opportunity to thank all of the grandparents in our lives for their support, help, advice and love. Thank you to all of the grandparents that support our students.
THANK YOUR CLEANER DAY
Today is Thank Your Cleaner Day. I would like to thank Ines, Sonya and Mark for their tireless work here at Stockton Public School to keep the place spick and span. We are very lucky to have you.
Ms Jodie Holt