Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
It's that time of the year. It is getting colder earlier. We know that winter is about to hit us. Grange Primary is a lovely community school with many volunteers that give up their time to help coach and manage sport, listen to reading, work in the canteen, represent Governing Council and its sub-committees, go on excursions and the list goes on and on. The school could not do this without you. You are greatly appreciated. Did you know that volunteering also benefits the volunteer? Volunteering and helping others can help reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated and provide a sense of purpose. While it's true that the more you volunteer, the more benefits you'll experience. Volunteering doesn't have to involve a long term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help. Go for it!!
It is great to see so many students in school uniform. Some of the students have grown over the past month. The shorts are getting shorter, the wrist bands are now nearly to the elbow and the footwear is getting a bit tight. Just a reminder that if your child requires new uniform you can order it on Qkr or at the front office. Dress code includes a navy blue short sleeved polo shirt or long sleeved t-shirt, navy blue windcheater (not grey), navy blue fleecy lined zip up jacket, shorts in either navy or grey which are mid thigh in length and of course navy broad brimmed hats which are only worn in Terms 1, 3 and 4. On occasions we need spare uniforms so, if your child has out grown their uniform and you no longer have use for it and it is still in reasonable condition, it can be donated to the school.
I would like to thank the Grange Primary staff, students and community for welcoming me into your school. It has been a pleasure so far meeting lots of students and parents and hope to get around to meeting more of you during my stay at Grange.
PS. Grant says hello from Italy and we include a photo from Venice.
Jan Taylor, Principal
Grange Primary School