Welcome back everyone to Term 3. It’s a pleasure to be back and have students settling nicely into their school routine with a positive approach to their learning. With the COVID restrictions slowly lifting we are planning according to DoE advice for future excursions and sport. We remain as safe as possible and continue to provide sanitising and bacteria wipes throughout the school as well as additional professional cleaning services for high traffic areas. We continue to encourage students to wash their hands regularly and reiterate that they must stay home if feeling unwell and encourage testing if they present with any flu-like symptoms (sore throat, fever, cough, runny nose etc) as a safety measure.
The New South Wales Department of Education’s School Excellence Framework supports all NSW public schools in their pursuit of excellence by providing a clear description of the key elements of high-quality practice across the three domains of learning, teaching and leading. Our three-year school improvement plan (2018-2020) focuses on aspects of each of these domains as we aim for continual improvement in all areas. Earlier in the year the school executive team evaluated our progress against all fourteen areas of the Excellence Framework. ‘Working towards delivering; Sustaining and growing; Delivering; Excelling’ were the four measures against which we made our judgement. We are currently assembling and annotating evidence to support our judgement and this will be submitted for review and validation during Term 4. We will continue to discuss these and other aspects of school planning and evaluation at our monthly P&C meetings.