From our Principal,
This week our 2019 Prep students were at school for their very first transition session. Transition into school is a critical component of preparing for the challenges of school. It allows parents to meet with other families who will share their journey and for staff to engage with this new crop of learners and introduce them to the routines and excitement of being at school. Transition will continue this Wednesday at 9.15am. If you know of any families who may have forgotten to attend, or have yet to enrol for the coming school year please ask them to contact the office.
Last night the French Elective celebrated 20 years of their program being undertaken at Caulfield Junior College. Many past parents, students and staff enjoyed the opportunity to share their stories, celebrate their work and commit to the work needed to grow this program.
Well done to the organisers, caterers and contributors who made the night such a special event. Our special guests included the Honorary Consul Miriam Bouvier-Wylie, Bertrand Pus, Embassy staff, Area Director Simon Hamilton, School Council members and Senior Improvement Leader Stuart Andrews.
The new COMPASS system has streamlined how we account for attendance, contact families and make school payments. The system requires cut-off dates for excursion payments, so families need to ensure these payments are made and their child can be added to the list of students attending the event. Payments not made, mean the children cannot attend the event.
Children are expected to be on site no earlier than 8.45am each school morning. We have a number of early arrivals each day who are unsupervised in the playground. Teachers are on duty from 8.45am. Families who require their children to be dropped off prior to 8.45am need to contact Camp Australia and enrol their child in the morning program.
This week our local state member of Parliament David Southwick met our School Council President Stephen Loyer to announce a proposed capital works program for the school. This work is dependent on the result of the upcoming election. It is also a reminder to remember to vote in the upcoming State elections being held next week on Saturday November 24th.