SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY FRIDAY 10th SEPTEMBER
DON’T FORGET there is a school closure day tomorrow, Friday September 10th.
If you need care for your children on the closure day, please contact Sally Mitchell in the OSHC. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no school staff on site.
YEARS 5-7 MARKET DAY
What a fantastic Market Day we had at school today!! Students in Yrs 5-7 have been working in small teams from across class groups for several weeks to create a stall or activity as their business. They had to work out what their business was going to sell, costs and profit margins, advertising and stall presentation. This aligns closely with the Business and Economics curriculum which is part of HASS in Yrs 5-7. A lot of Mathematics and English elements were also integrated. Students involved can all be very proud of their work and other students from across the school had a lot of fun buying from and participating in the offerings from the market during the day. Congratulations to all students and teachers involved.
Sports Day will be held on Friday of Week 9 (next week), September 17th. We are hopeful of lovely weather and are looking forward to a wonderful day. Students are busy preparing for events and Ellie Burford and the Sports Day planning team are organising a program that will provide active fun and enjoyment for the day. Students are encouraged to wear their house colours on the day but also need to be Sunsmart and have their hat, sunscreen and water bottles as well as appropriate sports shoes. We respectfully remind families that unfortunately this year Sports Day is a student and staff event only again. This is due to ongoing COVID restrictions minimising adults onsite along with the significant challenges of the COVID management required for a school of our size of school for an event like this. We again thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
FOR VOLUNTEERS: RESPONDING TO RISKS OF HARM, ABUSE AND NEGLECT TRAINING
On July 1st a new Responding to Abuse and Neglect training was released. The new training is called Responding to Risks of Harm, Abuse and Neglect – Education and Care. We call it RRHAN-EC for short. The Department for Education has asked that all current volunteers with the older certificates that expire on December 31st 2021 please undertake the new training to receive a new certificate before December 31st. The new certificate expiry date will be December 31st 2024. This new certificate will be required to continue volunteering in 2022. It will also be the required training for new applicants undertaking applications to become volunteers from now on.
As a volunteer, you only need to do the RRHAN-EC fundamentals course. Please use this link to book into Plink to do the course. Please then provide the school with a copy of your new certificate asap. Thank you in advance.
NAPLAN results are due out within the next week. I will contact families via Skoolbag with information about how you will be provided with these, as soon as they arrive. While we have not received any comparative data, we have received our general school data for this year’s assessment already. At first look it appears we have done very well particularly in general achievement and I look forward to receiving the comparative data about this and other more specific elements. More information about our NAPLAN achievement will be made available in future newsletters.
Officially, today is RUOK? Day. This is usually a day recognised every year around this time, to keep mental health front and centre of our understanding and social agenda. This year more than ever the message of checking in with others to make sure they are travelling okay and providing support if they aren’t is so much more important with the effect of COVID on many aspects of daily lives. This of course isn’t just with adults but also children and young people. Of course to ensure everyone else is okay and cared for we must also look after ourselves.
Yesterday, Naomi Pudney our Wellbeing Leader along with Joey our PCW and Danielle and Serena our Social Work students organised a great program of activities for the school and staff to remind us that positive wellbeing of everyone can be supported by all of us.
For more information about how to support others who are struggling or even yourself, please visit www.ruok.org.au.
PUPIL FREE DAY TERM 4 – MONDAY NOVEMBER 1st
Governing Council has endorsed a Pupil Free Day for Monday November 1st, Week 4 in Term 4. This is for staff to undertake a mandatory site hazard inspection and then moderate curriculum with colleagues in preparation for report writing. OSHC will be available for care on the day so please book in with Sally on 8381 7577 if you require care.
THE LATEST YR 7 TO HIGH SCHOOL UPDATE CAN BE FOUND here
SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 17th SEPTEMBER
WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY – FRIDAY 29th OCTOBER
PUPIL FREE DAY – MONDAY 4th NOVEMBER