What a fantastic P.E. week led by the students and Mr Dixon. Huge thanks to Mr Dixon for ensuring an amazing week. Year 3-7 Tennis was a hit, alongside inflatable fun for our Reception to Year 4s. Enjoy the montage of fun!
Our house leaders have helped to coordinate events, lead house chants and organised outstanding group focused races. We are very proud of the leadership skills demonstrated by each of our 2020 house leaders! Well done to:
KARATTA - Jack W & Matisyn K-S
MINNIPA- Brody W & Taliya F
PARNDANA- Laila G & Connor R
MORIALTA- Jai E & Matilda D
CONGRATULATIONS TO KARATTA FOR WINNING OUR PE WEEK AND THE SPORTS DAY SHIELD FOR 2020
Staffing Update - Congratulations
We are delighted to announce that Mr Davidson has recently won the 5 year tenure as Deputy Principal at Largs Bay. There is a mix of happiness and sadness as we congratulate and farewell Kieran. He leaves a legacy in the areas of our school he lead and developed; our latest Nature Play upgrade and Nature Play Crew being a testament of his positive work. We will farewell Kieran at future celebratory events and wish him all the best in his new role.
Materials and Service Charges 2021
The Governing Council chairperson Jonathan Halliday recently invited families with queries to attend a Governing Council meeting to discuss 2021 fees. Following the meeting the GC would like to clarify some key information to all families.
Are West Lakes Shore School fees comparable with like schools?
Our school fees incorporate a $50 excursion levy. When comparing like-for-like with local SES schools West Lakes Shore School fees are below or equal to schools with a similar Category 6 SES. Other school fees researched were $370, $360 and $400 with all three schools charging additionally for each incursion and excursion throughout the year.
Why is an excursion levy incorporated?
An excursion level is incorporated and covers fees for excursions and incursions, such as Japanese Culture Day, Footsteps and local educational visits that are essential to the curriculum. The excursion charge excludes camps and celebratory end of year events such as cinema or bowling.
Incorporating the fee supports lesser administration time from both families and school.
How does the school support families who have been impacted financially due to COVID?
The Principal - Carol Press, will meet confidentially with any family to discuss any financial implications and work to support families based on their individual contexts. The GC encourages any family who has had significant hardship to contact the school and make a time to chat this through with Carol. We are here to support all our families and work together to ensure equity for every child.
After responding to parent questions the Governing Council moved to accept the 2021 fee of $400 incorporating a $50 excursion charge. Therefore, as outlined in our Education Act, the GC will now poll the parental community. More information about this will be sent to families next week.
Please do not hesitate to contact Carol Press - School Principal if you have any questions.
A big thank you to our exceptional West Lakes Shore teachers - we hope you have a relaxing weekend, knowing the positive difference you make!
A reminder to all families - please let the front office know if your child will not be returning to WLSS in 2021. We are in the final stages of our Class Placements for 2021 and having this information helps this process.
Have a great weekend
Carol, Helen & Fay