from the Principal's desk
Yesterday it was great to see so many of our children and their families participating in the ANZAC dawn service and the town march. Tomorrow (Friday) at 9 a.m. we will be having our ANZAC assembly at the front gates. Families are most welcome to attend.
Once again I would like to encourage all families to ensure that you have downloaded the Compass App on your phone or accessed it through your computer. This is particularly important as semester student reports are being completed in Compass this year and hard copies will only be sent home on request.
In a few weeks time, on May 15th, 16th and 17th, NAPLAN testing for our Year 3 and 5 students in Numeracy, Reading, Writing and Language Conventions. Further information will be sent to the families of the year levels involved in the coming week.
On May 11th we will be holding our Mother's Day Morning Tea and would like to extend a welcome to all our Mums, Grandmas or other female family members who play a nurturing role in our student's lives. We would also like to ask for any donations for our Mother's Day stall which will also be held in the morning and is being coordinated by our Parent and Friends Committee.
This week we have also welcomed a new addition to our staff as Krysten Mynard joins us on Tuesdays to assist in our Koorie Literacy and Numeracy program. Krysten is a qualified teacher who has previously worked in our local schools. Last term we farewelled Julie Williamson who has been an integral part of our school for the last 8 years or more. Julie has worked with many of our students over the years and will be sadly missed. Her dedication and willingness to help out whenever needed was very much appreciated and I'm not sure that anyone will be able to quite cover a library book as well as Julie. We wish her all the best in her new life in Tasmania.