Kane Watkins will be on leave until the 22nd March as he and his partner, Jade, welcome their second child. Claudine Green has been appointed to the Acting Deputy Principal position during Kane's absence. Lauren will be continuing the Science program as Claudine planned it. Lauren and Claudine have met to discuss the program and ensure a smooth transition and minimum disruption to learning. We look forward to working with Lauren and welcome her to Dernancourt.
We are thinking of Kane and Jade during this exciting time and wish them love, joy and bliss as they begin this new chapter of their lives as a family of 4. We look forward to sharing a photo and the baby arrival details soon.
We are beginning to notice an increasing number of unsupervised students in the yard, so take this opportunity to remind everyone that:
Teachers are on Yard Duty from 8:30am until lessons begin at 8:50am. There are 2 teachers on duty, 1 supervising the asphalt area in the Early Years and the other is supervising the Primary asphalt. Breakfast club is available from the canteen on Tuesday and Wednesday and from the gym on Thursdays. Students are encouraged to play with small tennis/hand balls, or catch up with their friends; the equipment in both areas is out of bounds. It is important that younger siblings are also discouraged from using equipment.
Teachers remain on gate and crossing duty until 3:15pm, any students still in the yard at 3:15pm will be taken to the front office, where they are to sit quietly and wait to be collected. We will attempt to contact families to collect these children, if we are unable to arrange collection by 4pm Crisis Care will be contacted.