REMINDER EARLY DISMISSAL ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25th – 2:05pm
PUPIL FREE DAY TERM 4 – MONDAY NOVEMBER 2nd
Governing Council has endorsed a Pupil Free Day for Monday November 2nd, 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 Lissy or Sally on 8381 7577 if you require care.
Yesterday was 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, and, to ensure everyone else is okay and cared for we must also look after ourselves. So I also ask RUOK? For more information about how to support others who are struggling or even yourself, please visit www.ruok.org.au. Please also read Joey's article today.
2020 SCHOOL PARENT ENGAGEMENT SURVEY
We want to hear from you! To help us give your child the very best education, we’re asking for honest feedback from parents and guardians on a few key topics. These include how we, as a school, communicate with you and how we respond to your input about your child’s learning. Your feedback will help us understand the things we’re doing well, where we can improve, and what’s really important to you as a parent. The survey closes Friday 25 September and will take no more than 10 minutes. It’s confidential and you can complete it here:
We know your time is valuable and we appreciate your feedback. Thank you.
DROP ZONE REMINDERS
This is a reminder that the Drop Zone is just that, it is not a space to park the car and leave it. We have noticed that especially in the afternoon pick-up time, a number of parents are parking their cars and getting out to talk to other parents. We respectfully request that you please stay in your car so that as soon as your children get in the car you can move off and make space for the many cars that are waiting to come into the spaces behind you. This will ensure that our students are kept safe. Thank you for your cooperation.
This is to let families know that Sports Day held on Friday of Week 10, September 25th (last day of term). Students are encouraged to wear their house colours on the day. While we know this is traditionally a community event, we are very sorry there needs to be a change this year and respectfully remind families that Sports Day is a student and staff event only due to COVID restrictions. We thank you for your understanding.
STUDENTS LEAVING AT THE END OF THE YEAR (OR BEFORE) – REPEAT ITEM
In the first 2 newsletters in Term 4, you will be given the opportunity to complete a placement request form for your child for 2021 regarding friendships and teaching styles dependent upon needs. This year has seen quite a disruption to enrolments in the school due to the impact of COVID. For this reason we are having to look at numbers more closely a bit earlier than we would have in the past. So rather than waiting until Term 4, if your child(ren) will be leaving either before the end of the year or at the end of the year, could you please contact the front office, either via phone on 8322 3677 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org. It would also help us to know in which school your child(ren) will be enrolling. I thank you in advance for your support in this matter.
SHINING LIGHT AWARDS FOR WEEK 8
9W Miley & Kody 9N Jai & Caeley 9S Presley & Zane 4W Charlotte & Jacob 4E Alice & Dylan 2N Oliver M & Jarvis 2S Alexander & Olivia G 3N Oscar & Mylee 3S Freya & Bailey 6W Emma & Olivia 6E Billy & Scarlett 7E Connor & Ava L 8E Ayrton & Elsha 8W Maidie & Oscar 7W Kaden & Mia 6AS Noah & Chloe 6AN Samuel & Milena Japanese Lachlan 3N & Zaiden 6W, James & Taylah 9N
Congratulations to all recipients for showing our school values!!