We are establishing a flower and herb garden in a new section of our Kitchen Garden.
We would really appreciate donations of annuals, perennials and flowering shrubs, as we have a large area to fill. Cuttings that strike easily would also be welcome. The aim of this new section of garden is to highlight to our students the importance of attracting bees to the garden to help pollinate the vegetable beds and fruit trees , as well as creating beautiful garden beds for them to enjoy.
It is great to see everyone focused and learning in classes. Students have caught up with their peers on a social level and are settling well into class routines.
Even though we are doing extremely well here in South Australia, it is important that we maintain and abide by SA Health's social distancing regulations. We are grateful for everyone's understanding with having to drop off and pick up your children at the gate by the car park or from the yard for our receptions. The students have accustomed to this really well and have demonstrated a high level of resilience.
In terms of what else is happening here at Virginia PS, our site improvement work has continued with teachers and students working extremely hard around a balanced reader. Students are receiving targeted and formative feedback enabling them to reach their personal reading goals. When visiting classrooms, students are able to tell me their reading goal and explain what they are working on to achieve them. We will share examples of student's goals in the next newsletter. It is important that children continue to read every night and talk about the book with an adult.
Next week on Friday, we are having a pyjama/lazy lounge wear themed Casual Clothes Day. Money raised will go towards an exciting school project which we will be sharing with the community shortly.
As previous years, we have parent/teacher interviews at the end of this term. Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances and regulations, as it stands, we will not be able to have face to face meetings, however parents will be able to book in a time for a phone conference. Changes to restrictions are regularly being updated, so we will send out more information closer to the date.
I would again, like to acknowledge and thank everyone - our staff, students and parents for all your work, support and understanding.
If you have any suggestions or feedback on how we as a school can continue to improve, please don't hesitate to make contact.