The holidays are over and here we are ready to embark on a new term of learning. I do hope everyone had a lovely break and even managed to get away for a short time. I enjoyed hearing about some of the Foundation student’s holiday adventures on Monday morning.
We would like to welcome Aleks McGregor and Issy Gennari to our Macedon Primary family. Aleks will be taking up the teaching duties in the 1/2 team until the end of the year and Issy will become a member of our Education Support team assisting students across the school. If you see them around please give them a friendly Macedon welcome.
The State Government is continuing to provide schools with Rapid Antigen Tests during term 3. We will continue to provide families with tests as they are delivered. It is recommended that students and staff test when symptomatic. In regards to the wearing of masks, as per the current Government recommendations, masks are not mandated but strongly recommended in indoor settings. If you are a household contact and are over 8 years of age you are required to wear a face mask in indoor settings unless you have a valid exemption.
Macedon Science Expo and Festival
During term 3, students across the school are doing inquiry units about “How do things work?” an exploration in Science and Technology that investigates the physical and material world of natural and human-made phenomena. Some of the themes being studied include Toys in the Foundation area and “The Solar System” in years 1 and 2. In the 3/4 unit they are studying “Animals and their Ecosystems” and finally the year 5/6 students are broadening their horizons and exploring many areas of science including life cycles, robotics, forces and how machines work. After all this intense learning the culmination is the Macedon Science Expo and Festival on Thursday 8th September, from 4-6pm. So, save the date and we will look forward to our families sharing the students achievements at the end of the term.
Till next week
Karren Baker (Acting Principal)