DON’T FORGET PUPIL FREE DAY IN WEEK 4 ON MONDAY NOVEMBER 2nd for teachers to work together with other teachers in like year levels to moderate learning in preparation for reporting. OSHC will be available that day for childcare. Please contact Lissy and Sally to book in.
…to the Wakakirri team, Evie Donoghue and Kath Milne for excellence in completing their Wakakirri presentation via film clip after a very different year for the program. Well done everyone!
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY FRIDAY OCTOBER 30th
Next Friday is (Australian) World Teachers’ Day. This day is a wonderful opportunity to draw public attention to the important role of teachers in our local communities. While International World Teachers’ Day is actually celebrated on the first Friday in October this is usually in the Australian school holidays, so Australia celebrates it on the last Friday.
Celebrated in over 100 countries worldwide, World Teachers’ Day acknowledges the efforts of teachers in an increasingly complex, multicultural and technological society. It is a day when we hope that students, parents and communities can show their appreciation for the contributions teachers have made to the lives of children and their communities. Please join me in thanking your children’s teachers for their hard work, professionalism and commitment to your children’s learning. I would also like to thank the Governing Council parents and Canteen staff who will be providing morning tea and lunch for staff.
2021 CLASS PLACEMENT PROCESS
We will shortly begin the process of developing class groupings for 2021. If you would like to provide information relevant to your child’s 2021 placement, please click on this link to download the “2021 CLASS PLACEMENT PARENT INPUT FORM”. Please complete the proforma and return to me in an envelope marked ATTENTION: Anne Rathjen, Class Placement Process, by no later than Friday November 6th. Letters received after this date will not be able to be considered as our placement process will begin shortly afterwards. Please note that for many reasons, while every request is considered closely, none are able to be guaranteed. Requests about specific teachers are not considered.
If you have a child who will be transferring to another school I ask that you please complete the relevant section of the proforma and return to me as soon as possible. Accurate numbers are required to ensure our correct staffing levels.
Jenny McFadyen will be on leave from the start of Week 4 until the end of Week 9. Imelda Jolly will be the Business Manager and Jo Berry the Finance Officer in Jenny’s absence.
We have now completed the Wellbeing Leader vacancy process. In 2021 we will welcome Naomi Pudney to the position. Naomi is currently the Wellbeing and Inclusive Education Leader at Nairne PS. She is looking forward to working in our school.
Evie Donoghue has indicated to staff that she will be moving on to other things next year. As a staff we will recognise and thank her for her considerable contribution to HCEPS later in the term. We will also farewell and thank her appropriately in our final newsletter.
The vacancy process to choose the new Groundsperson is almost complete and I should be able to announce the successful applicant in the next newsletter.
In late Term 2 and throughout Term 3, we had 3 canteen staff who assisted Helen Jefferson to manage the canteen. I would like to sincerely thank Judy Hart, Kylie Barnes-Sparks and Linda Batten who worked very hard firstly in Helen’s absence and then partly alongside Helen to ensure we were able to continue running our canteen with COVID restrictions.
….. AND SPEAKING OF THE CANTEEN
The Canteen is going along very, very well and even though there has been a limited menu, sales have been very high. This in turn means our canteen adults are very busy. It is very important that we have enough personnel to ensure we can continue to offer our quality service at this level. So we really need volunteers to help Helen. If you are at all interested, please contact either Helen or the Admin team, and we thank you in advance for your interest if you believe you can spare some time.
SHINING LIGHT AWARDS FOR WEEK 2 TERM 2
9W Kiana & Owen 9N Kheeley & Tyler 9S Alannah & Lara 4W Lucas & Hunter 4E Lewis & Zara 2N Joshua & Toby 2S Roxaun & Zoe 3N Charlotte & Nikan 3S Billie & Alex 6W Aimee & Gabrielle 6E Lily & Tayte 7E Keira & Everyone! 8E Manraj & Ayra 8W Evan & Charlotte 7W Harrison & Chloe 6AS Sophia & Zimu 6AN Ebony, Layla & Marley Music Japanese PE/Science Mila 6AN & Oliver 4W
Congratulations to all recipients for showing our school values!!