Dear Clapham Community, I hope that you are all going ok in lockdown. This most certainly wasn't the start to the term that we expected. I would like to reassure you that our staff are working diligently and collaborating to provide quality Home Learning for all students.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our staff for their positivity and professionalism and genuine care for students. Thank you to our school community and families for your support and assistance with following the current restrictions and guidelines. We hope that the current situation is resolved quickly. Once we know further updates we will advise on school events coming up in the next few weeks. I am immensely proud of our school community (staff, parents and students). It is in difficult times when true character and culture is observed and our Clapham Community most certainly has a very big heart! Thank you!
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How fortunate we were last term to be able to host our fabulously successful 60s Quiz Night. A HUGE congratulations and thank you must go to the Quiz Night Committee (Jess Y, Trish C, Alli N, Leah M, Karina F, Karen A, Catherine M, Mel M, and Jasmine B) and to Cassie Kopias for their dedication, collaboration, and organisation to make this event such a success. We cannot thank you enough! Many laughs, amazing prizes and a lot of fun was had by all. We raised over $6,000, WOW!!! Our students were also very fortunate to be able to attend the school camps last term!
We very much enjoyed seeing our students return on Monday and hearing about their holidays. Students were excited and ready for their Term 3 learning. On Monday I visited all classrooms and it was lovely to see teachers and students starting their learning immediately. Many students shared how they were very happy to be back at school!
We were hoping that the Disability Access Pathway works was to commence this term. However, the project is being retendered as only one contractor submitted a tender in time before the closing deadline. Our Facilities Manager (DPTI) coordinates this process with Department personnel. We are very grateful to the Department for Education for funding this works!
Jodie Kingham, Principal