Winter has certainly arrived! The mornings have been very icy and although the sun is out there is a chill in the air!
I had a wonderful holiday in Canada and Alaska, the highlights were walking on the Athabasca Glacier in Canada, seeing Lake Louise still half-frozen over, sailing into Hubbard Glacier in Alaska and seeing bears! I’d like to thank Naomi Mori-Hanazono for fulfilling the role of Acting Principal and Keiko Harada as Acting Assistant Principal in my absence and leading the school.
It certainly has been a busy term! Events have included: cross country events- school, district, zone and divisional; foundation excursion to Myuna Farm; Year 1 excursion to the Melbourne Zoo, Year 6-7 Transition information evening; John Monash Science School Little Scientists Program; school photos; Mother’s Day morning tea; book fair; NAPLAN; Year 5/6 excursions to South Oakleigh College; Box Hill Festival; Monash Reconciliation Art Exhibition; AFL clinics; interschool sport; Year 2 Woolworths excursions; National Reconciliation Week; student attitudes to school survey; Winter gala day; student reports, parent teacher interviews, SLC disco, e-smart parent evening, Watashi Mo’s ‘Kids Fun Day, F-1 parent Japanese classes, Education Week, Year 3&4 excursion to IMAX and the museum, Japan Trip Meetings and ICU Week focusing on the Arts and Environment! Phew!
Vacation Care- Team Kids
Don’t forget we offer vacation care for students over the school holidays through ‘Team Kids’. Team Kids have organised their program for the Term 2 Holidays. You can visit their website to book a place:
Curriculum Day- Term 3
A reminder for parents that we have a curriculum day on Friday 26 July. Students are not required at school for that day as teachers are undergoing professional development. Team Kids will run a program for the day for parents requiring care for their children.
2020 Foundation Enrolments
We are currently taking enrolments for our 2020 Foundation classes. Our current families who have siblings starting in 2020 are encouraged to enrol as soon as possible. Do you know of any neighbours, relatives or friends who are looking to enrol for 2020? Please let them know about our fabulous school! We offer tours at 9.30 on most Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please encourage potential enrolments to call the school for a tour! Our transition program starts next term and we encourage all new foundation students to attend.
Watashi Mo- Kids Catch Up Day
Watashi Mo would like to thank those families who helped out and contributed time for the Kids Fun Day. It was a great success. They would like to share this feedback about the event
Rose from Bunnings she said “Congratulations on your successful event “
Gabriel photographer “My pleasure Yayoi, thank you for inviting me to be part of your day. “
Cafe2U “Hi Yayoi, it was a pleasure. Nice group of parents. Very happy to do in future, Cheers, Andrew”
Jolly Jacks Jumping Castle “Thank you Yayoi, it was our pleasure. I hope to see you guys in the future. All the best!!
Minniesweets “Thank you so much for inviting us to be a part of your great event “
Watashi Mo were pleased that everyone used lovely manners during the event especially picking up rubbish and throwing it into the bins. At the end of event, we did not see any rubbish anywhere!
On the event day, we raised $1,682, with further donations coming in later. All up we raised around $2500. We will use a part of this money for our children and school. Well done Watashi Mo and the school community!
I hope everyone has a relaxing mid-year break. Keep warm, enjoy time with your family, doing your favourite hobby, watching TV or movies or travelling.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Term 3