Dear Parents and Friends of Our Lady’s School Community,
It is hard to believe we are at the end of the fifth week of Term One!
I hope everyone has settled in well to the new school year! It has been lovely to welcome parents into the classrooms in the morning to chat with teachers and to see the wonderful learning environments that students are engaged in. Thank you to all the families who have attended the numerous events that are part of the Term One Calendar – Parent/ Teachers evening, Information Evenings, Reconciliation Parent Night, Andrew Chinn Concert, Welcome BBQ and the Commissioning School Mass.
I am very pleased to have introduced new iPads and Chromebooks to the Junior Level. These devises will support our teachers to differentiate the learning for all our students and provide an engaging and contemporary way to build knowledge and understanding.
The use of digital devises to transform learning needs, must also to be strongly supported with the teaching of positive dispositions and attitudes towards screen time. We are working in a very focused way to support the students in this way. I’m very grateful to all the parents that have returned the Cyber Safety User Agreements and for taking the time to discuss with your children the responsibilities that come with such privilege.
Please mark in your diary our “Cyber Safety Evening March 28th – Inform and Empower Parents.”
Marty McGauran, a Google Certified Trainer and Education Consultant continues to work with us this year and will be presenting on the evening, along with Child Psychologist Carly Mc Gauran. Please see the flyer attached.
We are really excited about the redevelopment of our playground which will begin on April 1st. It is anticipated that it will be completed by the end of the fourth week of Term 2. Although this is slightly later than we first thought, our focus is on the long term benefits it will bring to our children.
Enrolments for 2020 are now open! Enrolment forms and Open Day dates are on our website and also available from the office. Could those with siblings commencing next year kindly forward their completed forms to the office as soon as possible. It is helpful to have sibling numbers in early, so we have some idea of the complete 2020 intake.
Open Days and School Tours Wednesday 6th & Friday 15th of March, Tuesday 7th & Wednesday 15th of May
Open Day Fliers
We are looking for families who are able to assist in promoting the school to prospective students. If you have siblings or contacts in kindergartens or child care centers and would like to assist by dropping off open day fliers, please contact the office.
By far the best way for advertising our wonderful school - is by word of mouth! Please promote our school when talking with people out and about in the community and encourage them to come along to an open day, or arrange a school tour at a time that is more suitable for them.