This week we acknowledged and celebrated SSO week and the outstanding contribution our School Support Officers make to Hallett Cove East Primary School. We are truly fortunate to have a talented and caring group of SSOs at Hallett Cove East who provide a wide range of roles in the school from classroom support, library and ICT support through to grounds and administrative duties. Students were involved in making cards with specific messages that relate to the many ways our SSOs help and support not only their learning but also student wellbeing in classrooms and in the yard. Jo, Nola and Imelda in the front office, Carina, Ella, Alex, Kate, Sally, Kristy, Narelle, Scott, Janelle, Irene, Kelly and Richard; we say thank you for all the work you do to enrich our school community.
We are beginning to consider class structures for 2024. If you know of anyone who is thinking about enrolling at Hallett Cove East for next year, we would love to hear from them. Also, if you know that you are definitely not returning to our school next year (apart from year 6 students) please let the front office know. A significant amount of time is spent developing the best possible class structures so your assistance to this process is invaluable.
Next week we will be celebrating Book week. A couple of weeks later than expected, but fitting everything into a busy school year is always a challenge! The theme for this year is Read Grow Inspire. I can think of many books that sparked my interest in reading and inspired my imagination as a child, none more so than The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis. I wonder which book you would choose to fit that category? The Literature Lovers have worked with Mrs Gully to develop a range of whole school and class activities planned throughout the week. The highlight will no doubt be the Book week parade on Thursday which should be a lot of fun for everyone.
Please remember that Friday 8 September is a scheduled school closure day. There is no school on this day and the office will be closed.
Monday 11 September is a student free day. Our staff will be participating in professional development and discussion on key actions for Literacy and Numeracy, linked to our site improvement plan. We will also commence our conversations on the recently released purpose of public education. I extend my thanks to the Governing Council for approving these days and to our community for your support. Student Free Days are vitally important to our staff and help us further develop our whole school work.