As Term Two draws to a close I would like to thank children, parents and staff for your dedicated commitment to the education of the children throughout the term. Much has been accomplished through class learning programs, out-of-class activities such as excursions, sports activities, parent group initiatives and celebrations of our faith, just to name a few. Without the enthusiasm of staff, children and parents and many hours of hard work, these events would not be able to take place. My congratulations go to all who have contributed to such a successful term. The children are also to be congratulated for their efforts to demonstrate being safe, respectful, learners throughout the term.
This time of year is also an opportunity to reflect on the learning that has happened over the first half of the year. Last Friday we sent home student learning reports designed to provide parents with information about their child’s achievements in all Key Learning Areas. Whilst these reports are important records of student learning their true value is only realised when they are coupled with a meeting with your child’s class teacher. The parent/teacher interviews, being held throughout this week, are a vital component in the school/home partnership to support a student’s learning. These interviews provide an opportunity to celebrate successes but also to discuss future goals.
I also take this opportunity to say thankyou to the staff, children and parents who have been so welcoming in these past few weeks during Mrs Gerard’s leave. St Bernadette’s is a very caring and welcoming community and I extend my best wishes to you all as you continue to promote the development of all aspects of the children’s learning.