Thursday 5 March, 2020
Hi everyone and welcome to the latest edition of our newsletter.
Firstly, on behalf of our School Board and community, I would like to congratulate two of our parents on being appointed to our School Board. This year we will welcome Leah Mizen and Michelle Wells and they will be invited to attend our first meeting on 19 March, 2020. Congratulations Leah and Michelle.
I would like to give a shout out to our hard working P&C. What an amazing bunch of people. You need to be a part of this group…come along to meetings and support our school and students. Meetings are usually held twice per term and occur in the afternoon prior to the end of the school day to enable parents to then pick up students. Like our School Board, the P&C is a very important group to our school. Not only do they support our students with fund raising for vital, additional funds, but it is plays an important role in providing community feedback to our School Board and Administration team. Please support this very important team. Even a small amount of time helps your students. The next meeting will be held at school at 1 pm on Thursday 26 March, 2020. They have some really exciting and beneficial initiatives in the pipeline, so come along and find out more.
Using a similar platform to that recently used to facilitate our Board elections, families will soon receive a link to a survey of our community in relation to Interm Swimming. These are lessons offered by the Department of Education; and students participate within a school term – hence the name. The School Board is keen to gauge the level of interest within our community in participating in this program as it has both strong positives and some drawbacks. I urge you to consider the information provided as background material in the survey and send your response into the school before the closing date in order for our School Board and Administration to make an informed decision on participation.
Car parking in the morning and afternoon remains an issue and will continue to do so. There is no short term solution to the congestion but we can move a long way to alleviating the concerns if everyone remains calm, considerate and courteous at these busy times. There can be nothing so pressing that you would need to rush or disobey the rules and guidelines therefore putting children in danger. Remember this if you feel yourself getting frustrated or you disobey signage. It concerns me on every occasion that I receive a complaint from parents or the community. What I am actually receiving is a commentary on the poor behaviour of adults within our community. Let us not put our children’s safety at risk.
Please remember that speed limits around the school are 40km and walking pace within the school car parks.
Well done to everyone participating in the Walk and Roll to School on Wednesdays initiative. This is proving to be a huge success. Keep up the great work.
See you at the gate. Noel Morgan, Principal.
Our school is participating in Scholastic Book Club this year. Up to twice a term, during the school year, we will send home a Club catalogue with a different selection of books offered for all ages.
It is easy to order. The Book Club LOOP platform for parents allows you to pay by credit card. Your child’s order is submitted directly to school safe and sound and the books will be delivered to class. You can place your child’s order at scholastic.com.au/LOOP or using the LOOP app, which can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. We will be accepting payment by Book Club LOOP only, but will let you know if this changes in the future.