STUDENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Last week all of our year 7s applied for a leadership role, to support students and the school through participation in a range of programs.
Congratulations to all our Year 7s who have been chosen for the following roles:
Student Voice/Communication leaders: Bradley, Evie D, Alex, Owen, Amaya, Caeley and Riley
Garden Gurus: Evie J-W, Emilia, Elliott and Liam
Fun’n’Fitness leaders: Ashlee, Jett, Cruiz, Kody, Megan and Imogen
Wellbeing leaders: Taia, Grace, Rubiee, Kheeley, Brandy and Emily
Charity Champions: Rychelle, Henry, Kiana, Kostya and Reuben
Digital Citizenship leaders: Shaun, Tyler, Hudson, Jake and Wyatt
Resource Centre leaders: Kayla, Blake and Catherine
These students were presented to the students, described their roles and said their pledge on Friday at Assembly. They will also describe their roles and say their pledge to the school community at the AGM.
Thank you to those of you who were able to attend Acquaintance Meetings last Tuesday. The meetings were well attended. I hope parents found them valuable, firstly to meet teachers and secondly, to clarify your understanding of how your child’s classroom will operate during the year.
Last week we welcomed Donna De Michele who is a new SSO in our school team. We will also be welcoming a couple more new SSOs over the next few weeks. These SSOs will be working in our learning support programs.
NOMINATIONS FOR GOVERNING COUNCIL (2020/2021)
Membership of the Governing Council provides an opportunity to participate in discussions around a variety of school issues as a representative of the parent community and is a great way to learn how schools operate. The Hallett Cove East Primary School Governing Council Constitution states that the Governing Council will consist of 17 Councillors. This is comprised of the Principal, 2 Staff of the School and 14 elected Parents. Currently there are still vacancies that are required to be filled. We are still accepting applications for the new Governing Council. If you missed it last newsletter, information regarding nominating for Governing Council was sent out via Skoolbag on February 10th. Nomination forms are also available from the front office.
Don’t forget that nominations close on Friday next week, 28th February.
SCHOOL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The School AGM will be held on Monday March 2nd at 7:00pm.
The AGM is a very important event because it gives us an opportunity to share our work and successes of the previous year with the school community. Our Student Leaders will present the highlights of the year. (Separate invitations to the AGM have already been sent home.)
After the presentations the Governing Council will hold its annual elections. Membership of the Governing Council provides an opportunity to participate in discussions around a variety of school issues as a representative of the parent community and is a great way to learn how schools operate. Please nominate for Governing Council this week!
It is fantastic to see all students dressed in their school uniform. Apart from looking smart, wearing our correct uniform helps increase a sense of pride and belonging. If you are unclear about any information regarding our uniform expectation, the policy is in the school website.
STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOLYARD TOO EARLY
It is fabulous that students are keen to get to school to start their learning day and we want that to continue!! This is just a friendly reminder, however, that the entry bell for the schoolyard is 8:30, when teachers come on duty for supervision of students. Students need to wait at the appropriate gates until this bell goes. In the last 3 weeks several children have been in the yard well before 8:30am. Only OSHC children or those with a parent are allowed into the yard before 8:30am.
Please also remember that the staff carpark is not for students to use as a walkway. Thank you everyone for your cooperation.
OTHER COMING EVENTS
R-5 Swimming will be held in Week 6 (March 2nd – 6th).
GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT FAMILY SESSIONS
School Pavilion March 18th from 6:40pm
PUPIL FREE DAYS – TUESDAY MARCH 10TH AND WEDNESDAY MARCH 11th
You will be notified of other Pupil Free and School Closure Days in due course.