School Sports

What a day! Perfect weather, supportive parent helpers, enthusiastic competitors and great organisation by Mr Davey. This year’s school sports was a huge success. What I loved to see was the effort being displayed by all of our students. Whether they are talented at athletics or not, they all exhibited the character strength of determination. Our students cheered as loudly for our first place getter as they did for our 20th performer. I was extremely proud of all of our students. A highlight of the day was the teachers’ sack race. Unfortunately I was predisposed and was unable to defend my title but Miss Hoffman narrowly won from Mr Hicks from Year 6.

Excursion Processes

Our Education Department has processes that schools must follow to ensure that all students who leave the school to attend an excursion are safe and accounted for. It is necessary to have a cut off time for the office to process the necessary documentation for students attending excursions. I believe we are very generous, setting the cut off date usually the night before the day of the excursion. This means that our office staff are working after hours to make up excursion handbooks for teachers. These handbooks have emergency contact and signed parent permission information that is needed on the day of the excursion. Student medication is also made available the night before. Thus, we cannot process excursion money and permission notes on the day of the excursion. Mistakes are more likely to happen if we don’t follow processes.

Thank you for understanding why we have excursion processes in place and please see Mrs Rogers, our Business Manager if you are have any financial

difficulties that might impact you paying for your child’s excursion on time.

Issues with other Students

From time to time students will experience conflict with another student. It is important for parents to note that if they feel the need to intervene to help their child to deal with the issue, the only cause of action for them is to contact the school and let either the classroom teacher or our leadership team deal with the issue. At no times should parents confront the other student or their parents to directly fix the issue themselves. Experience says that this doesn’t work and usually causes more issues.

Teachers Continuing As Learners

On Tuesday evening, our teachers and integration aides spent two hours working with Tom Brunzell, Director of Berry Street, revising our wellbeing program and the most effective strategies to engage ALL students in their learning. I am extremely proud of how our school has embraced Positive Education and how it is now part of our school’s DNA. All students understand our school values and how they need to behave to demonstate them in the classroom, school grounds and hopefully at home.

2020 Foundation Students

School tours for 2020 Foundation families have commenced. Enrolment forms can be collected from the office. If any of our families have neighbours with children starting school next year, could they please encourage them to organise a tour with myself through the office.

Easter Raffle

Thanks you to all of the families who have donated Easter Eggs to our school’s Easter raffle. PCA will be wrapping prizes this Friday morning. If you are available to help please contact the office. Prizes will be drawn at our last assembly for the term on Friday 5 April.

School Assembly

Normal Friday morning assemblies will resume this week in the Wentworth Building.

Anzac Day Holiday

Please note that in the first week of next term, Thursday 25 April is a Public Holiday. Students are not required at school on this day. Our Year 6 students will be conducting Anzac Day lessons for our younger classes and an assembly on Wednesday 24 April. JSC representatives will be selling Anzac Day badges $2&$3 and wrist bands $4&$5 for the RSL from this week onwards.

Curriculum Days

Our last Curriculum Day for the year will be on Friday 26 April. Students are not required to attend school on this days.

Last Day of the Term for Students

Our last day of the term is Friday 5 April. Students will dismiss from their classrooms at 2:30pm. The Wentworth Avenue school crossing will be supervised by Sharon, our school crossing supervisor.