Virtual Open Day Video on its Way!
Although our Open Day this year did not encompass the vibe and excitement of our usual Open Day proceedings, it certainly captured the spirit of Education Week and a celebration of public education. Our teachers are currently collating the highlights of this day and it will be issued to our community shortly...........stay tuned!
Assistant Principal (Special Education) Position
As we now have three Inclusive Classes, this entitles the school to an additional Assistant Principal (Special Education). A panel has been formed and the position is currently being advertised. Once this recruitment process has been finalised, I will be at liberty to share with our community the final outcome and, hopefully, the successful candidate.
Annual Tree Assessment
Every year, as part of our mandatory tree assessment, a qualified tree arborist is employed to assess every tree on the school premises. This tree assessment was recently completed, and as a result, a tree lopper will be engaged to address the recommendations made by the arborist. We anticipate to have this work completed soon.
Safety Around our School
Thank you to our entire school community for your continued understanding and patience during our altered drop-off and pick-up times. I thank the many parents and carers who are choosing to either walk to school, or park a fare distance away and then walk to pick up their children. These options are, by far, the safest options during drop-off and pick-up times. They minimise vehicle congestion on surrounding streets and, therefore, they minimise the risk of accidents. Please consider these options when planning to pick-up or drop-off your children. Changes such as these can make all the difference to our surrounding streets, for both the school and our neighbours. The safety of our community is everyone’s responsibility.
Welcome back to our Scripture and Primary Ethics Volunteers
Last Thursday, our Scripture and Ethics classes recommenced, after receiving the go-ahead from the Department of Education. Thank you to our many volunteers for their patience over the past few months and thank you for your flexibility in dealing with the many class and timetable changes.
A new NSW School Curriculum
In this edition of The Facta, you will find a fact sheet for parents and carers, giving a brief overview of the new NSW school curriculum. The new curriculum will have a particular focus on English and Mathematics and is intended to be implemented in all schools by 2024. We are in the very early stages of training and planning. More information will be presented by the Department to schools and their community in the coming months.
Virtual K-6 Assembly
Last Monday, we had the opportunity to come together as a whole school for our very first virtual assembly. The Captains and Vice-captains did a marvellous job hosting their first assembly. Congratulations to all the students who received a Principal’s Award or Principal’s Pennant. The virtual assemblies will be held every fortnight on Monday afternoons.