Dear Parents / Carers,
Term two will come to a close on Friday 21 September. We are pleased to report that we have had a very successful term three. We have been pleased with our NAPLAN results. Our internal monitoring has shown that students have made significant growth in their learning during the term.
A highlight of the term has been the performance of our students in the Arts. Fourteen year six students have had their work selected for the Zart Art Exhibition featuring a Steampunk Unit that was completed in term two this year. Our student’s work was selected through a very competitive process. Their work will feature in the Zart Art Catalogue 2019. This is considered to be a prized achievement and raises our Visual Arts profile to the greater public and fellow educators who use this catalogue.
At our last Monday morning assembly, I used a text titled, What Can a Citizen Do? (Eggers and Harris: 2018) to provoke our students to think about what it means to be a citizen who makes a positive impact in the world.
The students in years three and six gave the following responses:
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world shows good values for their whole life.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world is kind, helpful and respectful of others.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world always shows help to someone who needs help.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world is respectful of the environment and garden.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world is nice and kind and follows all the laws.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world is a law abiding thoughtful and respectful person.
A citizen who makes a positive impact in the world helps other people and is kind to everything and everyone in general.
Our final assembly for the term will be held at on Friday 21 September at 1.45pm. At this assembly we will present our awards for the Citizens of the Term for each class.
At our final assembly we will say farewell and celebrate the extraordinary contribution Bronwyn Richards has made to Rowville Primary School. Bronwyn has supervised the preparation of food at our school canteen since the third of March 1990.
Bronwyn always greeted students and staff with a happy smile each and every day. Her interactions with children were characterised by gentleness and kindness. Patiently she provided many a student with the options of what they could purchase with as little as five cents. Generations of children have benefitted from her care. She made sure that every student had a lunch every day.
Our community has been blessed to have had Bronwyn working with us over the past twenty eight years. We thank her for her contribution and wish her a happy retirement.
At the August School Council meeting, a decision was made to replace the sky blue/navy bomber jacket with embroidered logo, with a navy bomber jacket with light blue embroidered logo. The change of uniform will come into effect in 2019. However families will have a two year window to replace the existing bomber jacket.
I wish all families a wonderful term three break. Term three will conclude at 2.30pm on Friday 21 September. Term four will commence at 8.45am on Monday 8 October.