Message from the College Acting Principal
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to Term 3
I would like to welcome our College community back for what will be a busy and productive Term 3.
A big thank you and good luck to Ms. Paris Spencer who will be the foundation principal at a brand new school on the other side of Werribee. Paris has been a leader and active member of our community since the school opened. Ms. Claire Tierney has been appointed as the Acting Curriculum Assistant Principal until the end of the year, Claire has been a part of our leadership team for a number of years we welcome her expertise in the role.
As you are aware we have launched Compass Pay for parents, we are excited to offer this program for a dual purpose – the first is making it easier and more efficient for you to stay informed with what is happening at our College, the second is that as a school we are having a push to being more sustainable, printing 2000 flyers at a time is not healthy for our environment. If you have any questions or need support, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Also whilst I’m talking about sustainable, we are asking that parents look at the amount of packaging being sent to school with student snacks and lunch and where available, if parents can use sustainable packaging that would support our yard and the environment. We will be trialing during eating time in the primary classes that students who haven’t finished eating remove their wrappers from the food before going out to snack.
Thank you to those parents who have let us know their child will be starting Foundation (Prep) next year. Term 3 is an important time in the planning for next year. We start to really focus on staffing, grade structures and the allocation of resources for next year. I encourage families to contact the Administration Office if they have a child starting school next year, and come in and pick up an enrolment pack. Having a reasonable idea of our Foundation numbers at this stage of the year helps immensely.
Parent Opinion Survey
The Parent Opinion Survey is an annual survey offered by DET the that is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents. It is designed to assist schools in gaining an understanding of parents’ perceptions of school climate, student behaviour and student engagement. Our school will use the survey results to help inform and direct future school planning and improvement strategies.
Approximately 40 per cent of parents have been invited to participate in this year’s survey, so far we have had 28 parent responses. If you have been invited to participate in the survey, we would greatly appreciate it if you could respond. All responses to the survey are anonymous. This year the Parent Opinion Survey will be conducted from Monday 22 July to Sunday 11 August. The survey is conducted online, only takes 10-15 minutes to complete, and can be accessed at any convenient time within the fieldwork period on desktop computers, laptops, tablets or smartphones.
Acting College Principal