Last week, I had the pleasure of interviewing a number of year six students for the role of Lighthouse Leader at Hallett Cove East Primary School. The Lighthouse Leaders are important student representatives who work closely with the Principal and Deputy Principal. They play a very significant role in sharing information about the school community and leading conversations with students about specific ideas or school issues. Congratulations to our year six Lighthouse Leaders for 2023:
- Cooper C
- Alex K
- Casey N
- Raya F
- Neil L
- Zoe M
- Laura P
You will see the Lighthouse Leaders presenting to the school community through assemblies, school newsletters and at times to the Governing Council.
At Hallett Cove East, we have a range of other leadership opportunities for students in year six. I congratulate all students who have successfully applied for one of the following leadership positions. Leadership roles are:
- Wellbeing Leaders
- Digital Citizens
- Charity Champions
- Literature Lovers
- Waste Warriors
- Physical Activity Leaders
- Garden Gurus
- Genki Kids
All student leaders were presented with a certificate and acknowledged at our week 3 school assembly. We will highlight the important role that each leadership group plays in our school community, through the newsletter at various stages throughout the year.
Governing Council AGM
Monday 06 March at 7pm
All members of the school community are welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting. We have several vacancies on Governing Council for 2023 so you are encouraged to consider nominating for a position on this important committee. Governing Council meetings are held twice per term and you have the option to attend in person or online. Please refer to the information and nomination form sent earlier this week via Skoolbag or come by the front office and collect a nomination form. We warmly welcome new nominations for the school year.
Communication with school
Communication between parents/caregivers and school staff is very important. We know that when we all work in partnership, that children’s learning improves.
Our staff is genuinely committed to maintaining effective communication with all parents and caregivers. Contacting your child’s teacher through class Dojo is a good way of getting in touch. To help us maintain a positive relationship we ask that you consider the following:
- Your child’s teacher is your first point of contact for learning concerns or wellbeing issues. Teachers may not get to see messages during the day until some time after they are sent. If you have an urgent message for your child’s class teacher please contact the front office and we will ensure your message is actioned appropriately.
- If you would like to raise a more serious issue or concern with your child’s teacher you are welcome to send a message via Class Dojo. Teachers will make a time to talk about the matter in person or respond in writing. This may include raising the matter with a member of the leadership team.
Thank you for your support and assistance with this process.
NAPLAN Practice Test
On Tuesday 28 February, students in year 3 and 5 will sit a NAPLAN practice test. The purpose of this practice is for students to familiarise themselves with the online test environment and to ensure they understand what is expected from them during NAPLAN test week. This practice test does not count towards the student’s assessment and there will not be any results generated from the test
Public Education Statement of Purpose
The Department for Education is developing a statement of purpose for public education in South Australia. Consultation will occur with staff, students and parents. The statement of purpose will define how education will be delivered in our public schools over the next decade. You will soon receive a letter with a link to a survey which all parents and students are encouraged to complete.
Cross Country Training (from Mr Martin)
Cross country training will begin Tuesday 28th February from 8:00-8:30. The consent form must be completed on SkoolBag before coming to training. To have access to the consent form, you must request to be part of SAPSASA 2023 group on Skoolbag.