Welcome to Term 2. We trust you have all had a great time with your families (albeit in isolation) and that our learners are well rested and ready to continue their learning. We are looking forward to having more learners back in the coming weeks. The outlook at this stage looks really positive. We have about 75 percent of our learners back on site and we love it.
On a personal note, I would like to thank our community for the wonderful support my family and I have received over the past few months. It has been really tough as you would imagine but the way people have embraced us was so welcome. I can’t thank you enough. I truly love this school. It is such a special place and it's nice to be back.
I would like to thank the leadership team for their efforts throughout the term. Jo Meredith has done an outstanding job in my absence in what has been the most bizarre of times. Kathy Baker has been absolutely amazing in the support she has given to our families, staff and our learners. Heidi Bevan displayed exceptional organisation in preparing for R-5 Swimming and the Year 4/5 Camps (which unfortunately did not go ahead due to COVID-19). Charlene McGrath also supported the team throughout the final weeks and did a terrific job for us. There were also a number of others who stepped up during this time to ensure that things ran smoothly.
One of the things I have noticed since I have been back has been the work of our dedicated staff. Believe me when I say that each one of them has the best interest of all the children in our care. They have worked incredibly hard to ensure learning continues for all. I know our community appreciates all of their efforts.
During the school holidays our School Ambassadors unfortunately were unable to attend the Glenelg Dawn Service to pay their respects on our school’s behalf. That didn’t stop them however from making a fantastic video showcasing their many talents as well as paying their respects. Thank you Mason, Lily, Kayleigh, Jacob, Owen and Nelja for your efforts and Heather Pronk for facilitating the service and videoing it.
Car Parking and Road Safety
Please act in a safe manner. This is even more important due to the interesting times we are in and the number of parents around the kiss and drop zone. School zones are areas around schools where reduced speed limits apply. White zigzag lines are marked on the road, to show that you are approaching a school zone. Signs indicate the start and end of school zones, which all have a speed limit of 25 km/h at any time when a child is in the zone, including outside of school hours. Whether a child is on the road, footpath, median strip or even if they are on a bike, school zones apply 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout the year. A child is any person less than 18 years of age and includes a student of any age wearing school uniform. The safety of our learners is paramount.
Dave Henty-Smith, Principal
Jo Meredith, Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker, Inclusive Education Coordinator