As we end Term 3 we would like to wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday. It has been a fabulous term packed with so much fun! We’ve had an action packed Year 7 camp, an outstanding whole-school Book parade, several excursions with activities to clean up and care for our local environment, cross country day with over 140 of our kids participating and Cultural Day, to name a few.
Term 4 will see us introduce our ‘Active Body, Active Minds’ whole-school Connected Curriculum with a big focus on being physically and mentally active. Our House Leaders and Mr Dixon are currently planning an exciting and active Sports Week with some year level tennis days, sport events, House Leader chants and more.
Wellbeing and Engagement Survey 2020
Analysis with Governing Council, of our Term 1 student survey, unpacked key areas showing improvement with School Climate and once again strong teacher engagement and positive relationships. All areas of bullying maintained the momentum from the positive increases in high and medium wellbeing around these in 2019 and we unpacked areas to continue to emphasise throughout our whole-school. Due to the impact of COVID we have re-run this survey across years 4-7 and we will be able to compare pre and post data. A happy and safe school requires us all to work together to understand our rights and responsibilities and ensure these are enacted by all. Our Be Kind’ Cup Term 3 House was awarded today to:
A huge well done to all of our children who have been showing their kindness and positive values to all.
West Lakes Shore Kindy Visits
The West Lakes Shore Kindergarten have been visiting for transition and spending time meeting this year’s Reception Staff and becoming familiar with our school. Next term our morning transition visits for all new Reception students will be on Friday week 2, Friday week 4 and Wednesday week 9. Letters have been sent to all families who have children commencing in January today. Please get in touch urgently if you have not yet enrolled your child.
Sea Star Unit Renovation
The Sea Star Unit transformation is due to be finished this holiday. The space is looking wonderful and is so light, bright and airy. Reception staff spent a half day in professional development reviewing and creating what these spaces will look like. With a focus on evidence and research these spaces will be codesigned with the children and will be flexible in nature. We want our learning environments designed to enable students to practise, play, discover, explore, communicate and critically and creatively think.
Excellence for all!
We can’t end our fabulous term without acknowledging the hard work and outstanding commitment of the staff at West Lakes Shore that make such a positive difference for our children. Here’s a few opportunities to recognise and pay it forward to any who have made a significant difference for you.
To all families and children a big thank you for working together throughout the last term to ensure a kind, happy and community focused school.
Enjoy the rest, stay safe, be kind and see you in Term 4!
Carol, Helen and Fay