From the PRINCIPAL'S DESK

Educating the Whole Child

While on the internet recently, I came across this text (author unknown) that I thought I would share.

Don’t become preoccupied with your child’s academic ability, but instead teach them to sit with those alone. Teach them to be kind,

Teach them to offer help.

Teach them to be a friend to the lonely.

Teach them to encourage others.

Teach them to think about other people.

Teach them to share.

Teach them to look for the good.

This is how we will change the world.

At our school we focus on the ‘Whole Child’ We want our students to be academically capable and also to be a ‘good’ person. We want our students to discover their ‘strengths’ and pursue their interests. Our school has many ‘extra curricula activities’ for students to try. With a ‘growth mindset’ our students will be the best that they can be.

Open Night

Our Open Night is coming!

I am looking forward to seeing all of our families at our school on Tuesday 28 May from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Parents and students will have the opportunity to visit their child’s classroom to see the wonderful things happening and also participate in a tour around the school visiting other specialist areas.

Lost Property

I am continually amazed by the number of school tops that are left in the yard after recess and lunchtimes. Our students should be responsible for their belongings. With our current weather conditions of cold mornings, followed by warm afternoons, students need to remember to pick up their school tops if they put them on the ground. My mum made me tie my jumper around my waist if I took it off. And if I lost it, it would have been a very cold winter for me. I am also amazed by the number of student’s tops that are unnamed. Please make sure that all student’s clothing is named. All found named clothing is returned to the owner.

Parking Around the School

I believe 98% of our parents obey the road rules when dropping off and picking up their children from school. However, I still get complaints from other parents about drivers parking in the 2 minute drop off zone. This area is for drop off’s only. You will find many free car parking opportunities a five minute walk from our school gate. I don’t believe that this is a huge inconvenience to parents.


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ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL DESK

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NEWS

PCA NEWS

It’s been a busy term already for PCA!!! Colour Fun Run The Colour Fun Run is one of our most popular Fundraisers for the kids throughout the year. The photos speak for themselves on what an amazing day it was!!The kids are still talking about it. The Fun Run prizes are being finalised and they [...]

Education Week Open Night

To celebrate Education Week and explore the wonderful learning going on in our school, we would like to invite all families to participate in our Open Night on Tuesday 28 May from 5:30 – 7:00pm. This year, we have designed our Open Night to be a more intimate affair, with families invited to visit their [...]


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