Hockey Gala Day
Last Friday, Mrs James, Ms Ludescher, Mr Hawke,Tania and 30 students from Year 5 and 6 went to Elgar Fields to participate in the District Gala Round Robin. The students hockey skills were obviously enhanced due to the hockey program. The students and staff enjoyed the day and many thanks to the parents who supported us.
The grants we received from the Australian Sports Commission paid for the Hockey Sticks and the shin pads.
If you are contemplating or have already arranged for your child/children to leave Our Lady’s at the end of 2019 (Year 6s excepted), please let me know immediately as we have Prep enrolments wishing to attend and I am currently organising places and considering staffing for 2020. I understand it seems early, but it will really assist me to make a more accurate estimation of our enrolments.
Annual Report to the School Community
The Annual Report to the School Community will be posted on our website in the coming weeks. I ask you to read the report as we are proud of our results in NAPLAN and the growth we have made in learning areas. I congratulate our teaching staff for their dedication to school improvement. I also thank the parent community for working in partnership with the school to enable greater achievements for our students to take place. I am particularly grateful for the Parish Education Board for their support and guidance of me as Principal. As a school community we are working together for constant improvement and the best outcomes for our students.
Semester One Reports
This semester we are pleased to announce that you will be receiving your child’s semester report online via the nForma Parent Portal for the first time.
It is very important that you have updated your email addresses with the school, as an automated email containing instructions and login details will come from email@example.com and not the school. Please ensure that you check your junk/spam folder for an email from that address.
It is highly recommended that you use a computer to access your child’s reports for the first time. Subsequent logins can be made on a mobile device if preferred.
Once you have followed the instructions, you will be able to view your child’s report online.
Once in the portal you will need to choose your child (if you have more than one at our school) and then choose 'Assessment and Reporting'. Then select the year/semester.
Forgotten passwords: If you have forgotten your password, please follow the 'forgotten password' link. Please note that your new password needs to be at least 7 characters long and must include at least one non alpha-numeric character, e.g. *, - / or similar.
If you have requested a password reset and the email does not appear, please look in your junk/spam folder for an email from firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or issues, please contact the school’s nForma administrator
Ms Lucy Ludescher.
Parent/ Teacher Interviews
We advise parents that Semester 1 Parent/Teacher Interviews will take place on Tuesday 25th (3.45pm-7.30pm) and Wednesday 26th June (3.45pm-6.30pm).
Online bookings opened on Tuesday 11th June at 3.00pm
To see your child’s class teacher for the 15 minute interview please log onto www.schoolinterviews.com.au The login code is ca5ac (Please see below)
Semester 1 Reports will be distributed on Friday 21st June via our online parent portal. As mentioned in previous newsletters, this year we are going to trial our Parent/Teacher Interviews in the Multi Purpose Centre. Please be reassured that confidentiality will not be a concern. This is common practice in most schools as it assists in ensuring the interviews run on time, collegiality for teachers and offers a warm and inviting space for all.
Whole School Assembly
Next semester our Monday assembly will take place at 3.00pm not 9.00am. The reason for this change is to allow our students to begin the week engaged in literacy learning. We are committed to implementing high impact instructional strategies at Our Lady’s, and an uninterrupted 2 hour literacy block is one of these.
Prep Family Interviews
Over the past few weeks I have had the pleasure of interviewing our 2020 families enrolling at Our Lady's. This is an exciting time, meeting the children and parents and finding out what the children love about kinder and what they hope to be doing at school. Many parents commented on the wonderful community spirit that has drawn them to Our Lady’s.
Just a reminder that all students need to be wearing the Winter uniform by now, unless otherwise discussed with me. As members of Our Lady’s we take pride in wearing our uniform correctly and neatly. This also includes correct school shoes and hats. Winter beanies can be purchased via the Uniform Shop.
There has been a number of head lice cases reported to school recently. I have attached some useful information that may assist you in managing this condition.
Long Service Leave
Mrs Joelle Lake will be on Long Service Leave next week. We wish Joelle and her family safe travels and thank her for all the wonderful gifts she brings to our school.
I will be travelling with my husband for the holidays to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. I will be absent from school for the first week of Term 3. Ms Clare Hicks will be responsible for the school during this time. I thank Clare and the leadership team for their support and leadership.
All parents and carers are reminded to NOT park along the yellow lines in front of the school at the beginning /end of the school day. There are clearly marked signs informing drivers of the parking restrictions but we have some who choose to ignore them, therefore compromising the safety of our students.
I respectfully ask that you obey the parking restrictions outside of the school.