It has been nice to see families back on site dropping children at classroom buildings. A huge thank you to all families for your continued support with children’s independence as you enable them to organise their own belongings at the start and end of the school day. We appreciate your support to ensure children and teachers are able to commence the learning day promptly. We now seek our whole school community help to ensure children arrive to school on time. 27 students arrived late on Monday and this had a significant impact on interruptions as teachers needed to stop and revisit core explicit teaching for individuals. In some classes this occurred for 3 students at different times in the one morning. Whilst understanding that on occasions families will run late (I’ve been there the odd time as a parent) we want to raise awareness that around 5% of students are arriving late regularly. The Asphalt is supervised from 8.30am and learning commences promptly at 8.50am. Please support us ALL by ensuring ALL children are getting the maximum opportunity to learn by allowing teachers to ensure their programs can flow without the repeated late interruptions.
- Semester 1 Reports
A modified report will be sent to families to provide updated progress in regards to your child/ren/‘s achievement in the core areas of English, Maths, Science and our key specialist learning areas of PE, Japanese and The Arts. A teacher comment will provide core information about what your child can do and ways they can improve. Reports will be emailed to all families on Thursday in week 10. To supplement these reports, and enable families to discuss their children’s learning, we will run 3 way parent-teacher-student interviews in weeks 3 and 4 of Term 3. Families will be soon sent a link to login to our Sentral portal to book interview times. Children will attend these meetings to discuss their progress and share new goals for semester 2.
- Easing of COVID-19 restrictions
We have further information in regards to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions that will come into effect at our school site from day 1 of Term 3.
School will enable volunteers back to support at site, providing all volunteers sign a site on-entry form and acknowledge their responsibility to maintain social distancing between adults, wherever possible.
- School Assemblies
These can recommence though families are unable to attend. We will seek ways to link in families for our termly values award announcements.
- Camps and Excursions
Whilst these are able to recommence from Term 3 strict social distancing of adults needs to be adhered to. Once we determine which events and camps will go ahead, class teachers will inform families through classroom communication tools.
- All school sport competitions, sports day and carnivals including inter-sport competitions and after school sports
Please keep an eye out on up to date information regarding school sports and SAPSASA events via Schoolbag.
- School Disco
We look forward to the Senior Leaders planning an amazing school disco in Term 3!
- COVID-19 guidelines still enforced:
Students and staff must remain home if they are unwell.
The community should not access school playgrounds or play areas and should leave school sites promptly at the end of the school day.
Physical distancing of a minimum of 1.5m between adults is important at all times, either inside or outside the school gates.
Be strong, be kind and stay safe.
Carol, Helen, Fay and Rozika