Who can believe that we are now in week 9 of term 3? Time is flying by as our students are continuing to learn and grow their skills across all key learning areas, creative pursuits and sporting ventures. These regular parts of schooling continue to look different to previous years, but our students and staff continue to adjust and make the best of the opportunities we have.
A huge congratulations goes out to the Tournament of Minds team who have won the regional event for the 4th year in a row. This is a magnificent achievement for our students and they are extremely proud of this accolade. Thank you Miss Brule for your commitment to the students and this project as a whole. It would not be the success it is without your support.
The Game Changers also competed over the weekend in their statewide competition, unfortunately they were unsuccessful in making it to the next round, this time. The submissions these students created are amazing and we look forward to sharing them with our community through our social media pages.
You may be aware that there has been a concerted effort to increase the attendance of our students. Our priority is to have all students at school, on time, each day, unless they are unwell or have a justified reason for being absent. It is extremely important if your child is absent from school that the office is informed. A SeeSaw message, phone call or even a note sent in with your child when they return, are all great ways of communicating the reason for the absence with us. I would like to thank all those who have been contacted for your prompt response to the letters that have been sent home. These letters will continue to be part of our attendance procedures each fortnight. You may also receive a phone call or SeeSaw message from your child's teacher if we have not received an explanation for 2 consecutive days of absenteeism.
New procedures for evacuation and lockdowns are now in place. We have had a new element added to our existing bell system that allows the communication of evacuations and lock-downs to be in line with Australian standards. This new system is designed to make our communication during an emergency easier and clearer. Today students participated in an emergency evacuation drill to enable them to practice what to do in these situations. Students did a wonderful job of responding calmly and following the instructions of their teachers. Well done everyone!
As we head towards the end of term 3, which occurs on Friday 25th September, it is important to remember that students resume on Monday 12th October. We look forward to another wonderful term of creativity, innovation and learning.