Information Evening for Year 1 – 6, February 13th
We look forward to welcoming all parents into our Learning Spaces on Wednesday, February 13th. We will begin at 6.30pm for the presentation from our Year 1/2 level and then at 7.20pm for our Year 3 /4 and 5 /6 Levels. The session will run for 45 minutes.
We understand that if you have children in Year 3 /4 and Year 5/6 then this may be problematic for you if both parents are unable to attend. Please be assured that all information will be made available to you in a hard copy.
The purpose of this meeting is inform families of the organisational structures of the classrooms this year and to clearly articulate the expectation of learning. Item such as timetables, homework, uniform and communication will all be discussed.
It will also provide you a chance to ask questions and seek clarification around any of the school routines or how you can support the learning of your child at home.
We are a school that values the voice of our Parent Community and encourage you to enter into dialogue with your child’s classroom teacher/s. We hope that we are able to provide you with the information you require to support your child in his/ her learning this year.
Our Foundation students will have an Information Evening in Week 10 – Wednesday 3rd April. This hopefully allows our new parents to catch their breath, reflect on their experience of school and be ready to talk with Miss Lynch about your child’s learning and well being.
Parent/ Teacher Exchange Meetings- Year 1 to 6
Our beginning of the year exchange meetings will be held on Thursday 21st February from 2.00pm. Please see the booking details further on in the newsletter. Whilst two formal meetings are conducted each year, please feel welcome to see your child’s teacher should you have any concerns or issues you would like to raise at any other time. It is also really valuable and important that staff receive positive feedback as this certainly contributes to the teachers’ sense of satisfaction and personal well being. Classes will finish at 1.45pm on this day. If you are unable to collect your child at 1:45pm, supervision will be provided.
This year we will be doing Home Visits to all our Foundation students, so there is no need for the Foundation families to attend Parent/ Teacher Exchange Meetings.
I am very pleased to let you know that work will begin on the re-development of our school playground on 25th of February and should be completed by 23rd April. This is very exciting news.
It is important that student absences are reported to the school by phone email or school bag app prior to 8.45am on the day of absence. If we have not received notification by 9.30am you will be contacted by the office staff.
All registered schools must record student attendance twice per day and record the reason for each absence. This is necessary to: (a) meet legislative requirements and (b) discharge the school’s Duty of Care for all students. We ask for your assistance with this important matter.
If your child receives a bump to the head during school hours you will be contacted as a courtesy. All bumps to the head should be treated with caution and seriously. The school has been advised by first aid trainers that best practice recommends that all head bumps be seen to by a doctor. I know this may cause slight inconvenience to you but the safety and well being of our students must always be our priority.
In previous years families have been asked to supply tissues and cleaning cloths. It is not necessary to continue this in 2019 as we have an abundant supply. If classroom teachers require any additional items e.g colouring books for wet days then this will be communicated to you at the Information Evening.
Religious Education Dates for 2019
Please note the change of date for Confirmation this year. Confirmation will be held on May 10th NOT April 10th.
School Closure Day
School Closure Day will be Friday March 8th. This is a student free day.
Cyber Safety User Agreements
Today all students have taken home a Cyber Safety User Agreement. This agreement must be read and understood, then signed before students are able to access any digital device.
Please return this form to school as soon as possible.
This year we are placing much emphasis on developing our students knowledge of what it means to be a good learner. The focus will be on learning skills and dispositions which enable us to be respectful, digital citizens.
Parents and Friends Association
Once again, I am so very grateful to the parents that have so generously donated their time to the PFA this year.
Although most positions have been filled there are still a number remaining.
If you would like to support our school in this way we would be very grateful. It is a great way to get to know others and there is lots of support. Have a chat with myself or anyone listed.
President – Michelle F
Vice President- Michelle S (TBC)
Secretary - Fiona F Treasurer - Gab S
Foundation - Bee, Larissa and Nat
1/2S - Tillie
1/2AL - still to fill
1/2JL - Donna D C & Hannah D G
3/4C - Jacinta H & Jess P
3/4U - Lisa G & Sarah B
5/6L - Justine L & Claudia C
5/6H - Peggy S & Julie E
Tuckshop - Luisa J
Uniform - Krista C
Working Bees - Nick & Richard
Catering Co-ordinator - still to be filled
Social Co-ordinator - still to be filled