Welcome to the end of Week 3. Can you believe that we only have six more weeks to go of what has been a crazy, crazy year.
Last Friday saw a very strange sports day. The focus of the day was on participation and incorporated a number of indigenous games. Our learners, teachers and volunteers did an absolutely brilliant job and were well led by Heidi Bevan. We also had the pleasure of attending Paringa Park Primary school on Wednesday to watch the Holdfast schools Musicfest. Once again St Leonards children excelled in their behavior as well as their performance. A big thank you must go to Liz Condous for her work the teachers who attended as well as our parent volunteers.
Teachers are busily writing reports and we will have these out to you during the last week of school. This final report will also include the students own feedback on their own learning 2020 has indeed been a challenging year for all of our learners, but we have seen some excellent progress as demonstrated the sets of data we have collected.
Currently we are planning our classes for 2021. Next year St Leonards will be starting with 430 students in 16 classes. Whilst we endeavour to create as many straight classes as we can, this is not always possible so there will be a mixture of split and straight classes.
As the leadership team, we notice that there is still a number of parents on the perimeter of the school. We would like to encourage you to come back into school grounds, talk to other parents and start to reconnect with our teachers. Please remember however the entry into the buildings is still not allowed due to covid restrictions. We hope these restrictions will be lifted shortly.
Recently, we have had some issues with dogs being on site. Unfortunately staff have had to clean up the mess that is left. Please be reminded that dogs are not allowed on school grounds at any time. This can be reported to police by members of our community.
We are currently in the process of reviewing our site improvement plan determining things that we have done well and looking forward for 2021. These reviews will be available in our annual report which will be available on our website early next year. We encourage you to have a look.
Thank you for your support through this difficult year. We would love to hear ways you think we can improve our school. If you have any suggestions please email Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Henty-Smith - Principal
Jo Meredith - Deputy Principal
Kathy Baker - Inclusive Education Coordinator