As I write each newsletter article I wonder if I am ever going to say “what a quiet fortnight we have had” and then I have a laugh.
Week 5 was Book Week and we detailed all the exciting events last newsletter. Thank you to all our organisers and in particular to Nicole Gully. It was wonderful to see some of our parent community on the hard court area to enjoy the parade. Look for some of the pictures below.
We had a very successful visit from the Education Director and her team. Heather, Chris and Tom were very impressed with the way our students spoke and answered questions both in the meeting and in the classrooms they visited. Well done also to our staff who presented themselves with professionalism and enthusiasm.
In Week 6 we celebrated SSO Week at HCEPS.
I would like to acknowledge all the wonderful work done by our diligent and caring School Support Officers and our other support staff. As we know our children are at the centre of everything we do at HCEPS and all the staff need to work together to ensure that our students get the best educational experience that we can offer. We also could not operate without our friendly and efficient administration team. Every position or job in a school requires a multitude of skills and our support staff are highly valued.
A massive “thank you” to Irene Sulcs, Cherie Bishop-Kinslyside, Narelle Muller, Nola Chalakas-Stopp, Jo Berry, Imelda Jolly, Kelly Thomas, Carina Dias-Cocks, Alex Haynes, Janelle Skuse, Kate Hunt, Sally Johnson, Scott Panton, Joey Traeger, Adam Hackett and Richard Watson.
Well done to the District Athletics team which represented our school with pride and the Volleyball teams who embodied our school values over the last few days.
I know I mentioned gates in the last newsletter but this time I need to remind families to leave the gate as they found it. If you go through a closed gate please ensure it is closed and the bolt is fully across behind you. This is particularly important for our parents utilising the OSHC service.
And another reminder to please inform us ASAP if you intend to move your child from HCEPS this year or next. We are really trying to firm up the number of teachers we require and we know, in this current climate of teacher shortages, that the earlier we can do this the better. Obviously if you know of any families considering bringing their children to our school please ask them to get in touch with us. Thank you for your help with this.
We are looking forward to our upcoming Sports Day and are anticipating parents, grandparents and family friends will all be able to enjoy this energetic day! We will have more information closer to the last week of the term.
Thank you to our wonderful fund raising committee and volunteers, who are very ably led by Mel Vlachos, for another excellent Father’s Day Stall.
Friendly Reminder….. Friday 9th September is our School Closure Day. OSHC is open all day and may still be able to take bookings. There will not be other school staff on site.
If you are going to the Royal Show I hope you have a wonderful time.