We have had an excellent response from families responding to the short opinion survey sent out a fortnight ago. As part of the Pre-Review Self-Evaluation (PRSE), this valuable feedback will be used in conjunction with other reflective feedback to shape the future direction of our school. If you still have a survey and would like to give your feedback if you could have it returned to school tomorrow that would be greatly appreciated.
Well, it’s been a wet and wild lead up to Winter this week, the cold days have reminded me to mention that we have increased the options available to ensure that all students are comfortable and warm during the winter months. Again, just clarifying that tights worn with winter pinafore or summer dress must be bottle green or black, leggings must also be black or dark green, the long sleeve polo shirt or skivvy must be yellow or dark green and of course the tracksuit/bootleg pants, hair ties and bows must be either yellow or dark green. Thank you for your anticipated support with this.
A final reminder that the working bee will span over this Saturday and Sunday from 9.00 to 11.00 am. Thank you to all the families who have so far volunteered their time on Saturday or Sunday. We would love to see some more names added to the ‘volunteer sign up’ using the link below Some of the tasks planned are: planting in the vegetable patches, moving mulch, sweeping and cleaning the sand pits, spreading topsoil and granite sand, cutting back dead and overhanging branches and loading in the trailer, play equipment safety check and removing cobwebs under the eaves and around doorways. As usual, we will conclude each working bee with a BBQ where parents can mingle and chat.
To sign up for the Working Bee click on this link:-
We have recently been notified that our application to the Bunnings Community BBQ has been successful. We have been allocated Saturday 22nd June at our local Notting Hill Bunnings in Ferntree Gully Road. Please look out for more information in the coming weeks regarding how you can support this valuable opportunity for fundraising for our school.
Next Friday the ‘Student Voice’ representatives have planned activities to celebrate Harmony Day. The activities will run from 11.10 am to 12.50 pm (Morning Recess to Lunchtime). All students will be allocated a multi-age group and will experience three different activities. The activities will be based on the presenters’ cultures, and we’re looking for each group to do a physical activity, a literacy activity, and a trivia/hands-on activity. The activities will be entirely run by the students (under the teacher's watch). A mini-assembly for reflection will conclude the session. Parents, if you are able to attend, you are most welcome.
Next Tuesday we have seven students heading off to the Education Department Camp at Somers. The camp is for 9 days and provides upper primary school children from schools across Victoria with unique personal development experiences through Outdoor Education and community living in a healthy, happy and safe environment. The feedback from student’s attending this camp has always been extremely positive so I look forward to hearing from our students on their return.
All the best to our Cross Country team next Wednesday as they compete in the Monash Waverley Divisional Cross Country Competition.
Finally, I would like to wish our Aerobics Teams competing at the Victorian State Championships on Sunday at Geelong all the very best.