It has been such a positive start to Term 2. We have been delighted to see so many children (over 90%) happy to be back at school with their friends and focused on their learning.
We thank all families for their ongoing support throughout the past few months. For families of children still 'Learning at Home' please keep in contact with your child's classroom teacher and we will endeavour to continue to support your needs to the best of our abilities. This will be adapted as our attendance has substantially increased. Please follow any communication from class teachers regarding learning packs. If these are being supplied they can now be collected from the front office. If you are sending children back to school please ensure the front office staff are notified via the eforms in Skoolbag or the school attendance email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please also ensure you use these methods to report absences of any kind. This is extremely helpful as we are trying to reduce the administration load on classroom teachers as they focus on planning and delivering their quality learning programs and supporting families with learning queries.
We welcome Jarrod Wilson who was the successful applicant for our permanent grounds person role. Jarrod joins us with a wealth of skills and experience in grounds, buildings and maintenance and is already working extremely hard to ensure our grounds and school continue to look great. If you see him around don't forget to say hello and make him feel welcome.
During Term 2 and 3 hats are optional during recess, lunch and outdoor learning times. There are certain days when the UV may be high and hats would still be required. Please ensure your child still has their hats in school to ensure they can access these if needed.
Bikes and Scooters
A number of families have raised concerns about students of West Lakes Shore School riding bikes at speed past small children on footpaths. Students have also been noticed riding bikes across crossings and through the school yard. Please can you speak with your child, if they ride to school, and strongly encourage them to ride bikes and scooters safely, especially on shared paths
It is great to see so many of our children being active but please remember to stay safe. Bikes or scooters left in bike racks at the end of the school day will be left and locked in there overnight.
Update on Site Protocols to support COVID-19
We thank families for your continued support with changes at drop off and collection times. We are hopeful we can soon return to enabling all families back on site as we value our strong sense of community and face to face communication opportunities. One thing we have noticed, however, and would strongly continue to encourage it, is children are developing fabulous independence as they organise their own belongings and get ready for the school day outside classrooms.
Be Strong, Be Kind and Stay Safe,
Carol, Helen, Fay and Rozika