Assistant Principal's Report
Welcome to the new school year for 2018. I hope that all of our families were able to spend some additional time together over the Summer break. I know that the students have begun 2018 with enthusiasm and it has been wonderful to chat to so many of them about their holidays. A very special welcome to our Prep students, who have begun their formal education journey in 2018. It is such a milestone in their lives, and I was particularly proud of them last week as they were all ready and rearing to begin their first year of school. We also welcome the new students across other year levels and new staff joining the Marlborough community this year.
There has been a lot of hard work happening over the break and I am sure most families have noticed the wonderful artwork outside and around the canteen. It has very much brightened up that area - what a wonderful space to have in our school. This goes along with the new canteen menu which begins this week (a new menu is included with the School News).
Last week the staff spent one of the student free days working with Swinburne University in our new STEAM lab. Staff spent the day looking at the curriculum and exploring how we will best be able to use this space to engage our students. It was great to see the staff grow in confidence across the day and see how incredibly enthusiastic and excited the staff are to work in the new space with students. All classes have time allocated to use the STEAM lab each week, so I encourage families to discuss what is happening. If you had not had the opportunity to have a look at the space, please pop in and have a look around - it is a great place for thinking, learning and being curious about the world our students live in.
Our Family Fun Night is fast approaching on February 22nd. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to get together and I would encourage everyone to put the date into their diary as we would love to see as many people there as possible. There will more information coming to families over the coming weeks.
Parent/Teacher meetings are also coming up soon, on February 21st, giving parents the opportunity to meet with their child's classroom teacher. All teachers are available throughout the year and as part of the partnership between school and home are available to meet with families as the year progresses. These meetings give you the chance to talk to your child’s teacher about their needs and things that impact their learning. These bookings can be made on Compass, through the Parent Portal.
Also coming up are our Information Sessions. Staff will be presenting information relating to your child’s year level and is a great opportunity to hear about the specific expectations in different areas of the school.
Information Session Dates:
Tuesday, February 13th – Prep’s 6:00pm- 6:45pm, Years 1/2 7:00pm-7:45pm
Wednesday, February 14th – Years 3/4 6:00pm-6:45pm, Years 5/6 7:00pm-7:45pm
Finally, I would like to thank the students, staff and parents for a great beginning to 2018. It has been a very smooth start to the year and it is wonderful to see all of our students enthusiastically engaging with their learning and starting the year in such a positive way.