Year 6 Graduation Class of 2018
Last night, Year 6 families and friends celebrated the graduation of 54 Year 6 students with a formal graduation ceremony, to mark the end of their 7 years of primary schooling. Prior to the formal part of the night, students and staff, many of which had taught these students over the past 7 years, enjoyed a delicious meal together.
I would like to acknowledge this outstanding and talented group of young people who have added so much to our school community as leaders, role models and friends to so many of our other students. Both staff and parents are certainly very proud of what they have achieved both as individuals and as the 2018 graduating group. One of the highlights of the ceremony were the skits prepared by the students which captured some wonderful memories and insights into their time at SSPS.
I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank all the Year 5 /6 teachers in 2018 for their dedication and commitment to ensuring that the Year 6’s final year at SSPS was a memorable one. Thanks to Clare Searle (Team Leader), Michelle Dodson, Maria Giannone-Perri, Aaron Tait and Faith Teh.
On behalf of all the SSPS community, I wish all the graduating Year 6 students a wonderful start to their secondary schooling in 2019 and that all their dreams for the future be realised.
Special thanks to Jeremy and Sophie for being such wonderful role models and ambassadors in their role as school captains for the SSPS. No matter the challenges, they supported each other and especially me as a ‘first timer’ at the school and worked as a great team sharing responsibilities throughout the year. I have seen their confidence, public speaking and organisational skills grow throughout the year. Thank you and well done!
2019 Student Placement
Tomorrow students will be given the opportunity to meet their 2019 class teacher and find out who their classmates will be in 2019. Many hours have been spent on the creation of these classes, taking into account the needs of students, balancing academic performance and gender. We ask you to support the placements made and speak positively to your child about the year ahead for them.
Final Assembly and Early Dismissal
All students will be dismissed at 1.30pm on Friday 21st December 2018. Prior to dismissal we will be holding a final farewell assembly at 1.00pm. We will be acknowledging students leaving SSPS F-6. The 2019 School Captains will be announced and Year 6 graduating students will be singing their graduation song. Parents are most welcome to attend our final assembly for 2018.
Finally, I would like to thank all students, staff, parents, carers, grandparents and School Council for your valued support and magnificent contribution throughout 2018. We have achieved much in 2018 and we have achieved it together working as a productive and generous school community.
To those families and staff who are leaving our school community, I would like to wish you all the very best for the future and thank you for your amazing contribution over your years at SSPS. Even in my short time at the school I am already well aware of the loss you will be to the SSPS community!
It is now time for all of us to take a well-earned rest and spend some additional, relaxing time with our families and friends and loved ones. I look forward to contributing and working with all members of the SSPS community in 2019.
I sincerely wish everyone a very safe and happy festive season with your families.