16 November - Curriculum Day, student free day
18 November - School Photos
8 December - School step up day
16 December - Grade 6 graduation
18 December - Last Day of term 4 - 1:30pm finish
Four Year School Review Process – Have your say – Tuesday 10 November – 7pm
I will be facilitating a live online workshop for parents and carers at 7pm on Tuesday 10 November on Zoom. In this workshop we will delve into our achievement and wellbeing data and will invite you to share your ideas about our current strengths and possible areas for improvement.
This is a part of our school review preparation and is an opportunity for you to be involved in developing a new and ambitious plan that will support student learning, wellbeing, and engagement as we move into the future.
If you would like to be involved in this event please register your interest by filling out the form found at the link below. All parents and carers are encouraged and welcome to join this event. To participate you will need to click the link below and register your email address to receive an invite.
Pupil Free Day – Monday 16 November
On Monday 16 November, our staff will be making the most of a pupil free day to continue our preparation for the school review in early 2021. We will be analysing the information collected as a part of our pre-review self-assessment and be developing the first draft of the school's vision for teaching and learning from our perspective. This time as a whole staff group is valued and is seen as important to our development and the future success of our school. There will be no students onsite on this day. Please make childcare arrangements for your child/ren on the 16th.
Parent Opinion Survey – Survey Closes on Friday 13 November
You should now have received your login details via email to complete the parent opinion survey. The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by the Department of Education and Training that is conducted amongst all parents. It is designed to assist us in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour, student engagement and experiences of remote and flexible learning. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
At 11am today we had 38 of the 185 parents we invited to respond fill out the survey. That is a response rate of approximately 21%. The data is very important and for us to receive statistically reliable results we need to get closer to 40%, that’s’ an additional 36 parents. We would really appreciate you taking the time to have your say. We will resend the link to the survey in a separate email. All responses to the survey are anonymous and the survey will close on Friday 13th November.
***School hats are available for sale at Beleza in Gisborne***
Although it may still be cold, Victoria’s UV levels are on the rise so please check the daily local sun protection times to see when you need to be SunSmart. The sun protection times are a forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology for the time of day UV levels are forecast to reach 3 or higher in your location. At these levels, sun protection (hat, clothing, sunscreen, shade and, if practical, sunglasses) is recommended for all skin types
When outdoors, whether that be for the two hours of permitted exercise in metropolitan Melbourne or if you’re lucky enough to be allowed outside for longer, to check the sun protection times and use sun protection accordingly. For more information for families please check out https://www.sunsmart.com.au/communities/parents
Do you know a young person aged 12–25 years doing amazing things in our community?
Tell us about the inspiring young people in your life by nominating them for Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s annual Youth Awards, which celebrate and recognise the incredible achievements of young people in the shire.
Nominations are now open and can be for any young person, or group of young people, aged 12–25 years who lives, works or attends school in the Macedon Ranges.
· Will Power: young people who show real character and perseverance, especially in the face of adversity
· Good deeds: young people who give their time and energy to activities that support the wellbeing of another individual, group or community.
· Pure imagination: young people pursuing their passion for creativity through the arts.
· Nicely played: young people kicking recreational and physical activity goals.
· Skilling It: young people excelling in a mentorship program, workplace or business.
· Well Aware: young people who shine a light on important issues/social causes and raises awareness in the community.
Submit a nomination online at mrsc.vic.gov.au/youth, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations close on Sunday 22 November.
The winners will be announced online on Saturday 12 December and depending on pandemic restrictions during December, an outdoor celebration may be held at a later date.
For more information, visit mrsc.vic.gov.au/youth, or email email@example.com
Picture is Laura Crozier, winner of one of the 2019 Community Participation Awards. Photo credit: Ties Urie