What a term it has been! The highlight, by far, has been the return of all our students to face-to-face teaching. Many aspects of our school’s operations are still evolving and will continue to be under the Department’s safety guidelines in Term 3, in order to continue keeping the whole school community safe. However, the value of human interaction – friends reuniting, the laughter of children playing and watching the children rekindle their relationship with their teachers, has been priceless. And that, by far, has been my personal highlight in Term 2.
The staffing unit at the Department of Education recently gave us the go ahead to advertise for a permanent classroom teacher position. This position recently became vacant when Mrs Alam officially received a transfer at another school. A panel has been formed, the position has been advertised and we aim to have this position filled by early next term. I will inform the community of the outcome, once this process has been finalised.
Certain events/processes will return next term, including Scripture/Ethics Classes in Week 2 and sporting events. More information will be issued next term as to what these events will be. Our annual Open Day event is scheduled for Wednesday 5th August in Education Week. It will be very different without community participation. However, we will run a similar schedule as previous years, with performances and class activities. And it will be recorded, ready to share with our community on a digital platform.
We have been informed that there will be a strong police presence in early Term 3 around our surrounding roads. Parents and community members are strongly advised to follow the road rules – not just to avoid being fined, but most importantly, to keep our children and our community safe.
There will be lots of activity on the school grounds over the school holidays, including:
· tree loppers
· installation of automatic gates – for the carpark and main entrance on Stanley Street
· plumbing maintenance near the grass area.
Semester 1 reports were issued on Wednesday, 1st July. If you wish to discuss the report with your child’s class teacher, please contact the school to arrange a telephone or on-line interview.
Thank you for your continued support throughout the many complexities that we have faced together this term. I wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday break with your family, friends and loved ones.
Ms A. Vountoulas
Concord Public School