SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
The school closure day on Friday September 10th will go ahead as planned. We have been told that schools can still have their closure days even though the Adelaide Show has been cancelled. The annual closure day is meant to be for a “day of local significance” and for almost all schools in SA that is to allow families a day to attend the Show. (Because of the strict restrictions on non-essential adults in schools at this point in time we are unable to have another community event in its place as a day of local significance.)
If you need care for your children on the closure day, please contact Sally Mitchell in the OSHC. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no school staff on site that day.
NATIONAL SUPPORT STAFF WEEK
At HCEPS we are very lucky to have a wonderful staff team and our Support Staff are a very important part of that team. Last week was National Support Staff Week and this provided us with an opportunity to acknowledge the work of our support staff. At school, teachers provided a special lunch on Tuesday and classes made cards and other acknowledgements throughout the week. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our support staff members for their work in our school. Without them our programs would not be able to operate at the high quality level that they do.
Thank you to:
Imelda Jolly – Finance, Facilities, Administration
Joanne Berry – Finance, Administration
Nola Chalakas-Stopp – Administration
Irene Sulcs – Resource Centre, Student Support
Narelle Muller – Student Support
Cherie Bishop-Kinlyside – Student Support
Scott Panton – IT Support
Carina Dias-Cocks – Student Support
Donna de Michele – Student Support
Janelle Skuse – Student Support
Alexander Haynes – Student Support
Kelly Thomas – Student Support
Kate Hunt – Student Support
Richard Watson – Grounds and Maintenance
Adam Hackett – IT Support
Joey Traeger – Pastoral Care Worker
What a fabulous week we have had this week as we celebrated Book Week. Students have participated in a range of interesting and exciting activities including: a student writing competition, classes each making a bird for a whole school display, participating in a buddy Mad Hatter’s Tea Party recess where everyone made a hat to wear, participating in a variety of lunchtime activities in the Resource Centre, dressing up in the theme of “old worlds, new worlds, other worlds” or as a favourite book character for an assembly and parade and watching the Splash Theatre production last week. Everyone also read some of the shortlisted children’s books of the year. Staff also participated with a “guess what we are reading” competition and enjoyed dressing up as well. Our Book Week assembly was led by students in 6AS, 6E and the Literature Lovers leadership group and they did a fabulous job! What a busy week!!
This is a very big thank you to Nicole Gully who organised the full program and to her committee who helped with planning of activities. Special thanks must also go to the students in the Literature Lovers leadership group who also helped with some of the student activities.
STUDENTS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE YEAR (OR BEFORE)
In the first 2 newsletters in Term 4, you will be given the opportunity to complete a placement request form for your child for 2022, regarding friendships and teaching styles dependent upon needs. Like last year, this year has seen quite a disruption to enrolments in the school due to the ongoing impact of COVID. As explained last newsletter, the move of Yr 7 to High School is also going to have a significant impact on our enrolments and staffing for 2022. For this reason we are having to look at numbers and class structures more closely a bit earlier than we would have in the past. So rather than waiting until Term 4, if your child(ren) will be leaving either before the end of the year or at the end of the year, could you please contact the front office, either via phone on 8322 3677 or via email on email@example.com. It would also help us to know in which school your child(ren) will be enrolling. I thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY – FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER