Dear Parents and Caregivers,
DON’T FORGET BOOK WEEK IN WEEK 6 INCLUDING A DRESS UP DAY ON THURSDAY 29th AUGUST FOLLOWED BY A SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY ON FRIDAY AUGUST 30th.
Friday of Week 6 is a full school closure for the Adelaide Show, there will be no teaching staff on-site. If you require childcare, the OSHC will be open. Please contact Lissy or Sally on 8381 7577, to book in.
YEAR 7-8 2020 SECONDARY SCHOOL ALLOCATION PACKAGES
Parents of Year 7 students will receive a welcome package from your child’s allocated 2020 school today. (Students will be bringing them home.) Please note that if your child is going to Hallett Cove R-12 School, there are a number of forms that need to be completed and returned direct to that school by no later than next Friday, 23rd August.
POLICY EXPECTATIONS FOR MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
The Department for Education has recently updated their policy regarding health care plans and the administering of medications during school time and school events (including camps). For the administration of daily medication, the in-school protocols are now even more rigorous for schools and clear and more specific documentation is required, with authorisations from a doctor. It is an expectation that these documents are provided. This includes for a child who only takes medication outside school hours, when attending school events that occur out of school hours at the time the medication is taken, (eg a school camp). Students who require medications for emergencies (eg for asthma or anaphylaxis) already have authorised medication plans in place and this process continues.
For students who are prescribed short term daily medication, (eg antibiotics for a week), the department guidelines strongly recommend that medications to be administered 3 times a day are given at breakfast, straight after school and bedtime where possible, and not at school. The school aligns with this recommendation. If there is any reason why short term medication cannot be administered outside school time, prior arrangements must be discussed with the office team first, and the school reserves the right to decline the request.
CHOOKAS TO OUR WAKAKIRRI TEAM FOR THEIR PERFORMANCE NEXT WEEK!
We wish our Wakakirri team all the best for their performance on Tuesday night next week. Students and teachers have been preparing for this competition since Term 1 and shown great commitment and perseverance to be ready. Thank you to the students for their hard work, and to Evie Donoghue, Soma Govender, Aisha Venner and Kath Milne for their excellent work training the team.
JAPANESE PICNIC/OPEN DAY
The staff is currently discussing an Open Day to be held early in Term 4. The plan would be a Japanese focus for classes in the morning, Japanese shared family picnic for lunch followed by the school being open during the afternoon for parents to visit and see what their children have been learning.
Further information about the day will be out soon.
A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT REMINDERS
Our school values of Respect and Responsibility underpin all our social expectations at HCEPS. This is expected from all members of our school community. Accordingly, these are just a couple of reminders:
- Parents please do not approach individual or groups of children to discuss issues that concern your child. If you have a concern to raise, these need to be taken to the teacher. It is very inappropriate to approach children in the school regarding any matter unless you are a volunteer, (and except for a friendly hello, of course).
- It is also very inappropriate to make posts in social media sites that are of a derogatory nature directed at other children or at the school. Again, if there are issues of concern, these need to be raised in the appropriate manner. The school’s grievance procedures that outline how to do that are in the school’s website.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many many school families who are excellent values role models for our students.
IMPORTANT COMING EVENTS
WAKAKIRRI PERFORMANCE – TUESDAY 20th AUGUST
SCHOOL PHOTOS – MONDAY 26th AUGUST
FATHERS’ DAY STALL – WEDNESDAY 28th and THURSDAY 29th AUGUST
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY – FRIDAY 30th AUGUST
SPORTS DAY – FRIDAY 20th SEPTEMBER