We would like to thank parents for their support of the recent Colour Run/Lapathon and ask that any funds raised be sent in to school this week. Well done to the Year 3 and Year 3/4 classes who ran the ANZAC assembly, held in the Centennial Garden whilst the senior students travelled to the City of Cockburn for a combined schools’ March.
This week we have our Mothers’ Day Breakfast in the Year 4-6 Block on Friday morning before school and the Pre Primary students have already pampered their mothers and grandmothers at their annual Mothers’ Day Spa on Tuesday!
Our school has two teams of cricketers involved in a Cricket carnival on Friday. We wish them all the best.
Our P&C will be meeting at 7:00pm on Monday,13 May in the Library.
The 2019 NAPLAN program will run from Tuesday, 14th May. If you are considering withdrawing your child from the Year 3 or 5 tests, please contact your class teacher. All tests except the Year 3 Writing will be undertaken online.
Students from Pre Primary to Year 2 will be off on an excursion to the zoo on Friday, 17 May and the Year 6 students are undertaking an Incursion on Safety and on 22 May an excursion to the Maritime museum.
Early Close to conduct Half Year Interviews.
In previous years the school has undertaken half year Interviews to coincide with the Semester One Report going home.
With increasing costs to engage relief teachers many schools have sought and received permission from the Department to close the school for half a day from 11:40pm to run interviews from 12:00pm until late afternoon.
This concept has been discussed by the Board. There are pros and cons for this to occur aside from saving funds that can be redirected to other school activities. The school would close early for lunch and parents would be asked to collect students. Those students who are not able to be collected or walk home would be supervised at school.
Staff would then commence interviews in their classrooms working throughout the afternoon until about 5:00pm. Due to the lack of meeting areas, being able to conduct interviews in class would mean information could be more readily available for parents and the teacher to share.
Students still at school would be under the care of staff not involved with interviews and released at 3pm as normal.
It is preferred that students go home at the earlier lunch time or picked up, to reduce the number of students having to be supervised during the afternoon though it is understandable that work arrangements may make this problematical for some families.
We are seeking some feedback from parents [Please email, speak to your class teacher or send in a note before the end of Week Three.] before exploring the proposal for either Week 8 or 9 on a Wednesday, in Term Two.
Thank you to our parents for the work being undertaken in the area adjacent to the oval!
There is a general Busy Bee this Saturday between 1:00pm-4:00pm and also a book collection for a Book Stall on Election day to buy plants for our gardens. Donations of books can be left in the office Reception area.
The school is trialing a new web version of our newsletter this week to see if it makes it more readable on a Smart phone. This was one the suggestions being followed up from our 2018 School Survey.
With the start of Term Two could parents please check on the labeling of school clothing especially jackets which tend to be taken off and left in the playground during recesses?
Students are being asked to walk bikes and scooters on school grounds before and after school as a safety precaution.