After another busy fortnight at STAPS where we've enjoyed meeting Jen, continuing Bike Ed and all of our amazing programs, we've got many exciting thngs on the horizon for us over the next fortnight.
A big thank you to our amazing Japanese teacher, Kerry, for organising a special Sushi lunch for us all on Wednesday March 25th. Don't forget to get your orders in.
You may have noticed a few trades working in school over the last fortnight. We've recieved support from the Department of Ed to make a range of security improvements (doors, locks and visibility upgrades). We have most of the work being completed over the holidays and should be all upgraded by Week 2 next term.
Next week teachers will be attending their second day of the Bastow Leading Literacy Course. Don't forget that school will be closed for this, Thursday March 19th.
From next Friday I'll be on leave for a week, celebrating my wedding. In my absence there will be an acting principal visiting from a local school.
As you're all aware, notice of action around the Covid-19 virus is changing and being updated each day. At the moment, we are encouraging children and staff to maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness and monitoring everyone's wellbeing. If you are unwell, concerned about having contracted Covid-19 or test positive, please inform the school as soon as possible. At this point, the Department of Education are preparing to support schools in the event of potential school closures but there is no sense of panic at this point. We will notify you all at the first sight of any changes. If you would like to know more you can click here.
Lastly, our Student Voice Captain, Kelly, and our Echidna Council (Student Rep Council) are excited to announce that they are organising a fun celebration for the last day of school - JOE DAY! In celebration of our cleaner, local musician, and great community member, Joe, students are invited to bring along dress ups (for after Bike Ed Lessons) to dress up as their World Favourite Joe - Joe the Cleaner, Joe the Rocker, Joe Jonas, JoJo Bow Jo! There will be a community and school clean up, House Relay Games and potentially (keep those fingers crossed) a special performance. Official invitations coming soon.