Dear Parents and Caregivers, Konnichiwa!
End of term 1, 2018
We now come to the end of a busy and productive term one. Our STEM facilities works were completed and we had the largest student numbers of 759, a record in the long history of Grange.
This term that has been a very calm and settled term of learning where our school values of
· giving best effort
· showing respect
· being kind
can be seen in action every day and in every classroom. Great job!
The school vision of learning today for tomorrow is also in action preparing our children for a future of change, working in collaboration and continual learning. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative and increased online communications between school and home greatly supports this vision and use of technology as a tool for learning.
Last Friday we held a “Meet the Principal” session and tour for new families looking to enrol at Grange in the future. As you know Grange is a zoned school, which the Governing Council are enforcing for years 1-7, with some capacity in 2019 to take out of zone enrolments at Foundation level.
Over 50 people attended the morning with many positive comments about the visible friendliness, focus on learning, on task behaviour of our students, the welcoming nature of the school, use of technology and enacting of the values and vision that new families could see in action here at Grange.
This feedback reinforces that our work in moving Grange from a good and great school to one that is consistently outstanding is well on track.
Looking forward to another term of learning and progress in term 2.
Grant Small, Principal
Grange Primary School