From the Principal’s Desk

Have a wonderful holiday break. Students return Tuesday 1 May 2018.

April 13th, 2018 | Posted by Debbie Hunter

The teachers had a great week working in collaborative teams to plan programs for your child for next term. There are some very exciting themes that our children will be covering next term developing the design and make processes and collaborative practices strategies.

Enjoy your break.

Term ends Friday 13 April and Term 2 resumes for students Tuesday 1 May 2018

April 8th, 2018 | Posted by Debbie Hunter

On Saturday 7 April the teachers enjoyed an amazing opportunity to listen to James Anderson talk about how GROWTH MINDSET can impact on student learning. Thank you to a couple of parents who joined us and we hope you can spread the word to our community on some exciting ways we learnt about changing our habits of mind into a growth mindset.

We remind parents about our parent teacher student interviews this week and hope we can provide more conversations in regard to your child’s capabilities, what they have achieved and where they are heading.

It has been a very productive term. Our beautiful environmental areas have been upgraded to increase the playground areas for our students and enable more exploratory area for gross motor skills to be available. The inclass award system has provided immediate feedback to students in regards to their efforts and behaviours in class to help promote immediate success. The technology used as a tool for learning is now fully operational and we are now learning to understand the features of this google platform to ensure that quality teaching and learning practices are embedded in using this platform.

Enjoy your holiday break and we are looking forward to term 2. Teachers return on Monday 30 April and the admin will be operational from that date if parents needs to contact the school.

Have a safe Easter break

March 29th, 2018 | Posted by Debbie Hunter

Our Hat Parade last Thursday saw our younger students parade and dance together celebrating Easter. The hats were very exciting to see as each child and their buddy has designed the hat and made it together. The whole community atmosphere and the beautiful Autumn day made it  a huge success. Thank you to our parents, grandparents and pre-schoolers who helped us celebrate this event. A big thank you to our P&C for their enormous efforts in the Easter egg raffle and the wrapping of the winning Easter baskets for each class. There will be a lot of happy families enjoying chocolates this weekend.

Please remember our combined Scripture assembly this coming Wednesday morning in the assembly hall. Parents please return opt in notes  to attend this combined assembly to class teachers if your child attends non scripture or ethics classes K-6 as our Sentral server went down this week and it is still under repair with past information on students who have opted in.

We are trialling our permission forms on line for our Year 6 Fun Day for all students K-5. Parents can use this method of permission if the payment is by PARENTS PAY ONLINE (POP) and a receipt is generated to add to the permission form.

Another trial of permission on line will be generated this week in regards to an incursion for all students K-6 regarding dance.

Have a safe Easter break and we return Tuesday 3 April for SCHOOL PHOTOS. Students must wear full Summer school uniform and photo forms must be brought in on Tuesday as well as sibling photo orders.

Week before Easter Weekend returning to School Photo Day 3 April.

March 24th, 2018 | Posted by Debbie Hunter

A few reminders as we lead into the four day Easter weekend.

Life Skills 8 week program concludes for most classes, however, there are two day make up classes scheduled so please look at calendar.

Notes have gone out to all Kinders in regards to our combined Easter assembly held Wednesday 4th April in the hall at 9.30am. Please return these notes to the class teacher if you do not want your child to participate.

The long awaited playground upgrade has begun on both north and south side to provide an explorative playground experience for all children. During these works new evacuation and playground structures are in place. Looking forward to a finished playground after holiday break.

Our Student Leadership team start their first professional learning journey joining other primary and high schools from the George’s River school community this Thursday. I am looking forward to their collaborative ideas on implementing a student project.

Finally we are looking forward to our Hat Parade This Thursday as our younger students parade and dance celebrating Easter. The hats are very exciting to see as each child and their buddy has designed the hat and made it together.

Have a safe Easter break and we return Tuesday 3 April for SCHOOL PHOTOS.

Meet the Teacher

February 16th, 2018 | Posted by Debbie Hunter

Wednesday 21 February is our Meet The Teacher evening. We have changed the format of this evening so that parents can meet the Stage teams and their executive leaders together. Information in regards to the collaborative planning and implementation of programs to your child will be covered. Following each team introduction some stage teams will invite parents back into classrooms to elaborate on some of the specific management processes they wish to deliver to parents.

Year 6 parents the school will be handing out the information guide and expression of interest forms to parents in their stage session for your child to make choices for their Year 7 enrolling school for 2019. I will be available to answer any questions for completing out this form. We are providing these forms early for you but please remember many high schools are still providing open evening /days for parents to attend. The due date for all forms to be back at school is 16 march, 2018. It is important that these are returned as the following week choices are sent off to high schools.

Our swimming carnival is a great school event and I know the teachers have worked very hard to ensure safety of your child. Children must have a permission note to attend showing their level of swimming ability.

Our scripture/non scripture and ethics classes also begin this Wednesday. Children are allocated into their groups according to the enrolment information. Kindergarten have been given an ethics note if no religion or non scripture was documented on their enrolment. Kinder ethics won’t be starting unless a volunteer can be found. The new time for this scripture time is K-2 9.20am – 9.50am. Followed by 3-6 9.50am – 10.20am. Please make sure your child is here by 9.15am in the morning as many programs running in the school from morning lines is not necessarily in your child’s normal classroom and it can be difficult for them as they get upset in remembering where to go. This is inclusive of Library, Technology room, scripture, sports programs and living skills program.

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