Welcome back to term 3 everyone. I hope your children are enjoying the new play areas from the works conducted over the school holidays.  It has made a big difference to the grounds and I hear the kids love it.

School Council has had a full and exciting year so far and it’s hard to believe half the year is gone already.  School council meet once a month and this year we have seen a greater importance on the student voice.   With our two student representatives being at attendance at these meetings, we’ve been able to include students concerns and possible improvements for our school from the very people that are the reason we strive to make our school the best it can be.

We also aspire for these dedicated students, to get some awareness into decisions makings and processes towards a final result in a council meeting.

At the end of term 2 I had the privilege to attend the Ferntree Gully and Rowville Electorate Victoria Day awards for 2018.  These awards are given to individuals for the significant contribution to the community.  Karli Pignolet, our PCA President, was awarded the Victoria Day award for all the hard work she has put into our school over the many years in the PCA.  I would also like to thank all the members of the PCA for all the time and productive work they do for our School.  Without their dedication to the School and raising funds, we wouldn’t have such amazing equipment and facilities for our kids to use and learn on.

I look forward to the rest of the year and hope the kids going on the Ski trip on Friday have a great time.

Gavin Nash

School Council President