PUPIL FREE DAYs – TUESDAY MARCH 10TH AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th
This is just a reminder that our first Pupil Free Days will be held this coming Tuesday March 10th and Wednesday March 11th. The OSHC is available for child care if required. Please contact Sally or Lissy on 8381 7577 to book in.
It is already half way through Term 1 and our students and staff are all working very hard on many interesting and challenging activities across the curriculum. I would like to specifically acknowledge 5 of our classes – 3N, 3S, 2S, 9N and 8W which last Friday participated in Clean up Australia Day for Schools. Students from these classes spent time working together cleaning up along the creek and bike path near the school. This task aligns very closely with the Cross Curriculum Priority of Sustainability, from within the Australian Curriculum. Embedded across the curriculum, the priorities give students the tools and language to engage with and better understand their world at a range of levels. Incorporation of the priorities encourages conversations between students, teachers and the wider community.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL
Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the AGM on Monday night. It was great to see the number of parents present and hopefully enjoy the highlights of 2019 that were presented by our student leaders. I would like to thank all the Student Leaders for their presentation, they did a fantastic job. A very special thank you also needs to also be given to Jonathon Warren-White who prepared the photo display and Andrea Hayden for helping me support our Student Leaders in preparation for their presentation.
The new Governing Council was also officially approved. Thank you to all those parents for your future work for and commitment to the governance of our school. The members of the 2020/21 Governing Council including a list of office bearers and other positions will appear in the next newsletter after our first meeting of the new Governing Council.
UNSAFE DRIVING PRACTICES AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL
I have been made aware that a number of drivers are blocking the entrance and also Quailo Avenue both down the hill towards the south and from the north when drivers are waiting to turn right, when waiting to enter the drop zone after school. These practices not only blocks traffic including buses along the road, but is very unsafe for our students who, in many cases, are too young to have developed the skills to navigate heavy traffic safely. I would ask that all drivers coming into the school please consider students and all road and school carpark/drop zone users, and move to another appropriate place to park, if the traffic at the entrance is building. I thank you for your cooperation.
YEAR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL
For students who are currently in Year 5 and 6, 2021 will be their last year in primary school. Please follow this link to read the latest information on this important new strategy.
We would like to welcome Janelle Skuse to our staff and another new SSO for our team. Janelle started this week and is working in our learning support programs.
OTHER COMING EVENTS
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT FAMILY SESSIONS
School Pavilion March 18th from 6:40pm.
Booking is via Skoolbag and we would appreciate a gold coin on entry.