Dear Families,As we head towards the end of term and reflect on each student in preparation for reports, it is really exciting to see the progress students have made over the semester. I often think about the range of learning opportunities teachers provide at Basket Range and the effort of students to keep learning, exploring and wondering about the concepts they engage with.
Developing children with creativity and imagination, who are strong in their literacy and numeracy, demonstrate intrinsic motivation and a strength of character is central to developing the whole child. We want to see children grow to become emotionally intelligent, self-initiators, reflective of themselves and others and strong and articulate communicators. These skills for life work alongside the curriculum skills of literacy, numeracy, the arts, science, language and other curriculum and we look forward to sharing learning progress with families in the coming weeks.
Thank you to all those families that attended the community forum last week. It was great to have so many families represented at this evening and share their views on our school moving into 2022. Our next steps are for the subcommittee to collate responses from the evening and look at these responses alongside teacher and student views, to see if there are themes that are specific to cohorts and also to the school as a whole.
A few quick reminders moving into week 9 and 10 of term, please ensure you have enrolled siblings for 2022 if you plan to do so. Due to both year 6 and 7 moving into high school next year, it is required that all schools ascertain continuing numbers and new enrolments sooner than would usually be expected to facilitate staffing across the department. We also have another community event for end of term this Tuesday evening with all classes having made lanterns for the winter solstice. This will be a lovely opportunity to come together share some songs and light up the evening. Notice will be provided on Tuesday if we need to reschedule due to inclement weather otherwise I look forward to seeing you all then. Have a wonderful weekend.
Kind Regards Sybila.