Latest News 11/5/21

Forms and Payments Due

Student Update Forms
Disco Orders
Scribblers Festival Payment and Permission
Protective Behaviours Payment and Permission
2022 Kindy and Pre-Primary Applications


Principals Message

Dear Families

School Dress Code

Thank you once again for your contribution to the recent family survey. The information obtained from the survey was very helpful in that it provided us with a level of detail regarding the nature of our school community (percentages of parents in full-time versus part-time paid employment, the capacity of families to access support outside the immediate family unit, parents’ availability before and after school etc). It also offered us a measure of different views and perspectives about matters such as homework, school uniform, and communication between home and school. We will make this information available to families in the following week or two.

At last night’s School Board meeting, the survey data enabled us to finalise a review of our School Dress Code. You can view the updated policy document and the survey data pertaining to the Dress Code by clicking on the relevant link. Thank you again for contributing to this process, and thank you to the P & C for the amazing service they provide through the Uniform Shop.

Instrumental Music

Congratulations to some of our more experienced instrumental music students, who performed for the students in Years 1-6, and the musicians’ parents last Friday. These included the Year 6 double bass students who have been learning their instrument for little more than a year. Similarly, our Year 6 guitar students. We were also entertained by the Year 6 cellists and the Year 5 violin/viola students. It can be more stress-inducing to perform in front of peers rather than a darkened concert hall where the audience isn’t visible – so for those who had to overcome nerves to perform – well done! We look forward to hearing from some of our other students later in the year.

NAPLAN

Today our Year 3 and Year 5 students completed NAPLAN Writing, and over the next few days will also complete assessments in Reading, Spelling/Grammar and Punctuation and Maths. The national assessment program provides a measurement of some of the knowledge, skills and understandings that are part of the Maths and English curricula. We need to maintain the perspective that there are six other learning areas, two of them that contain two separate subjects (Health and Physical Education; and Technologies – Design and Technologies and Digital Technologies). They are also completed by primary school students in only Year 3 and Year 5, and are similar to assessments done throughout all their years at school. This assessment program just happens to be highly publicised … and sometimes politicised. To all our Year 3 and 5 students, the message is the same irrespective of the context – simply do your best.

Best wishes
Elizabeth 🙂

Elizabeth Blackwell
Principal


Last minute Disco Sales!

A reminder that the school disco has been postponed to Friday May 21. All other details including running times will remain the same. We can’t wait to see you there! Please put the correct money and order form in an envelope to the front office. EFT sales will be available out the front of the school on Wednesday 12 May before school from 8.15am.
The Disco Team


Found Items

Items sitting in our lost property for some time are two pandora (or similar) bracelets, a gold bangle, 2 fitbits, a bike lock and Specsaver glasses in a Collette Dinnigan case. Please see the office.