St John the Baptist Feast Day: Today we celebrated our feast day with a prayer liturgy which was televised to each classroom. Thank you to Grade 3/4H for leading this liturgy with their beautiful singing. Each class, engaged in special Feast Day activities with a focus on St John.
Pyjama Day: To finish off Term 2 with a little fun, the last day of Term (Thursday 24 June) will be a Pyjama Day. Children can come to school in PJ’s and a dressing gown if needed. Please be reminded that suitable fully enclosed footwear must be worn.
Reports/Parent Teacher Interviews: Semester one reports are being sent home tomorrow - reports for students not at school will be sent home with a sibiling or posted. May I suggest you wait until you can sit with your child to read the Report together. Focus on the Learning Intentions and General Comment, and explain why the Point Scale is different to normal.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the implementation of Remote Learning, staff have not had the opportunity to work alongside your child since Term One. In order to complete these reports, our staff have used direct assessment from Term One, together with evidence of learning during the period of Remote Learning.
Please be aware that the Point scale is an indication of 6 months growth, and as Term One only being 8 weeks of face to face time, our reporting format cannot reflect progress for this small period of time. Therefore, the curriculum scale will indicate that your child has remained at the same level as of December 2019. This inconsistency will rectify itself in the December reports.
We have pushed the Parent Teacher Meetings out to Monday and Tuesday 3rd & 4th August. This allows teachers time to gather more evidence to better inform you of your child’s progress.
Restrictions: At this stage social distancing protocols for schools remain the same. We will continue with our Drop-off and Pick-up procedures and will inform you when circumstances change. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Please Note: It is important that ALL families complete the Care Monkey end of day advice EVERY DAY BEFORE 12noon even if your child is absent.
Water Bottles: A reminder that all children must bring a water bottle to school as drinks taps are not currently in use.
Bell Times Term 3: Our recess and lunch bell times will be altering from the beginning of Term 3, details of these times have been advised to all families via a letter sent with this newsletter or new times can be found in the parent information section of Skoolbag.
Long Service Leave: For the first two weeks of Term 3, I will be taking some Long Service Leave. During this time, Ms Danielle Kemp will be Acting Principal.
Chris Dortmans, Principal