Dear parents and carers,
Indigenous Literacy Day
Today is Indigenous Literacy Day, a day to celebrate the literature from our first Nations people. In celebration of the day there was a live event held on Youtube that highlighted the joy of books and reading, and the importance of first languages. If you missed it, you can find the link here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLGoNuPWMmXMrYmJAMFo4ig
Professional Learning Communities Initiative
On Thursday last week a team of teachers, Karren Baker, Anthony Bortolot, Millie Strong, Belinda Taylor and myself completed the introductory session to the DET Professional Learning Community (PLCs) initiative.
PLCs are an approach to school improvement where groups of teachers work collaboratively at the school level to improve student outcomes. PLC schools start from a simple idea: students learn more when their teachers work together. Building a PLC is a proven way for schools to increase student learning by creating a culture that is:
· focussed on continuous improvement by linking the learning needs of students with the professional learning and practice of teachers
· committed to professionalism
· fuelled by collaborative expertise.
We are excited about the prospects this initiative will have for our school and the benefits for our students.
Emergency Management Planning
Yesterday I completed my annual review of our emergency management plan. Part of these plans, given that we are on the Department of Education’s Bushfire at Risk register, include our relocation plan to Sunbury West Primary School on Extreme fire danger rating days. There will be detailed information about our bushfire preparedness plans coming out in the coming weeks and more general information about our bushfire planning in the newsletter each week now for the remainder of the bushfire season. I encourage you read this information and familiarise yourself with the plans the school has and consider how they will impact you this bushfire season.
Sun Smart – Wearing Hats
With spring here we are starting to get the occasional warmer day. With this in mind, we are implementing the sun smart policy in relation to hats. From today, all students on site will need to wear a hat to school if they wish to play outside.
We would like to wish all the Dad's in our community a happy Father's Day. May it be a day for reflecting on the important role that they and other special people play in our lives.
Remember to call or email me if you need support with anything. firstname.lastname@example.org