Welcome to our new and improved newsletter! We hope you enjoy Beach Buzz published in this format and find it easy to read so that you are well informed about the events at PBSS. We are continuing to try and make communication between home and school as efficient as possible.
As principal of such a complex organisation, decisions are always made with a big picture hat on. Understandably these decisions have to be made to suit the vast majority of students and families, and unfortunately pleasing everyone is almost impossible. However, using the parent opinion survey data from the past year as an indication of satisfaction we have over 92% of parents highly satisfied with the education and 'workings' of PBSS. I am proud of what I have achieved through my vision as principal of PBSS in the 20 months I have been here, and added with the continuing support from our dedicated and caring P&C, we have made massive improvements in all areas of PBSS in a reasonably short time. I look forward to your continued support in all that we do here at PBSS.
Further on communication, we have had overwhelming positive support about notes being sent home in both the paper and email form. We understand it may be frustrating to some with both forms of communication; however, not only have the vast majority of parents commented favourably, but also our office staff have noticed the huge reduction of their time replacing notes that have disappeared into the depths of school bags. I'm expecting in the near future that email will be the preferred option, but at this time we have families who do not have internet and/or printing options at home so we will continue with both. Thank you for your understanding on this matter.
Week 4 commenced with our Year 6 students heading off to camp at Lake Ainsworth, spelling journey groups are underway and Friday will see the start of our term 1 Friday Beach Sport program. Last week reading and maths journey groups began, as well as our full instrumental program of strings and band. I am proud of the vast array of programs and extra curricular activities that PBSS continues to offer.