Hello, Giinagay, Hai
A warm welcome back to all the SHPS children and their families for Term 4.
We are in for an exciting time preparing children to make the step into 2021 with the Year 6 graduation and the recommencement of the Little Whales program. We wish all the children and their families the very best as they embark on their new school journeys.
In Week 2 Year 6 leaders have the opportunity to put themselves forward for the student leadership positions of School Captain and School Vice Captain. Students will prepare and present a speech to the school. After the presentation all students will return to their classrooms to vote by completing a ballot paper. We wish all the Year 6s the very best for their preparation and courage.
Building BRIDGES Podcast - Asia Education Foundation
Recently Pak Karl and I were invited into a new BRIDGE opportunity. The invitation was due to our school’s impact and influence within schools and the BRIDGE program. The Asia Education Foundation, who sponsors the program, has developed a podcast series designed to be an advocacy tool and a learning resource for the BRIDGE network and the general education community.
The first episode focussed on leadership and how school leaders (at any level within the school) have changed their approaches and strategies having developed better intercultural connections, as well as exploring the ‘ripple’ effect of how their work impacts across the school community.
The official launch of the new podcast occurred last Monday on World Teachers Day.
It is with great pleasure I am able to share the link of the first episode which features our school, teachers and students from our Australia-Indonesia BRIDGE School Partnerships Program.
Title: Love Your Resistance
Overview: Principal Gillian Stuart and Bilingual Program Coordinator Karl Krause discuss the challenges and successes of their Bilingual Indonesian program and how they advocate for intercultural learning in their community and beyond.
Listen to the preview here: https://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/podcast
Tell Them From Me Survey
A reminder this term our school will be participating in the Partners in Learning parent survey, another part of the Tell Them From Me suite of surveys.
Please take the time to complete the survey. The link to the survey can be found in the section below.
After many great years of dedication and commitment to our school community Eliza Mallett has moved to the Hunter Valley. We sincerely thank her for all she has done in the past to support the staff and students. We wish her all the best in the next part of her journey.
Bella Core will now be the SLSO supporting in the 4/5 class.
We welcome Helen Pedrola, a very experienced SLSO, who is a local in the village. Helen will be working on the 1/2 class. She has spent the last 11 years working as a SLSO at Smithtown PS.
For the first 5 weeks this term we will be supporting Scott Standley in his journey to become a teacher. Scott will be working in the 4/5 class.
Thanks, yaarri yaraang, terima kasih.
Gillian Stuart - Principal