Nov 16

Newsletter Vol. 18

The count down to the end of year has well and truly begun!  The Staff are well into the process of preparing the end of year reports for all students.  Teachers put a lot of thought and effort into creating individual reports that reflect the progress and achievements that each student has made during this semester.  Reports will be emailed home on Monday December 11 so that if you have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s report there is still time to make an appointment to discuss it with the class teacher.

Also on Monday December 11 we will be holding our annual Book Awards Assembly commencing at 9:00am.  The Year Six Graduation ceremony will be held on Monday December 11 commencing at 5:00pm.  I am looking forward to seeing lots of parents, grandparents and friends at the various end of year events.

This year our annual Christmas Assembly will be held on Friday December 8 commencing at 8:45am.  This will involve the Pre Primary students performing a nativity play and the singing of Christmas carols.

-Peter-

Peter Blackford
Principal

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Nov 02

Newsletter Vol. 17

Can you believe it?  We are almost half way through the last term already!  Yesterday, the school had another very successful International Food Day.  Staff, students and parent volunteers prepared delicious food from New Zealand, France, Italy, Greece, China, Vietnam, Mexico and Australia.  The canteen also provided a one stop multi-cultural culinary experience which was enjoyed by many of our school visitors and students alike.  This has developed into a traditional event for our school that is very well supported by families and extended family members. Yesterday, it was wonderful to see so many families that make up our school community enjoying themselves with their children.

The afternoon concluded with our annual Lapathon on the oval.  It was wonderful to see the enthusiasm with which all students took part in this event. Sponsorship money can now be brought in and given to classroom teachers

At this time of year in the classrooms, it is reasonably intense for both staff and students.  Students have started completing a range of assessments that will be used by teachers to help them create the end of year reports that are due to be sent home on Monday December 11, 2017.

-Peter-

Peter Blackford
Principal

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Oct 19

Newsletter Vol. 16

Welcome back to Term Four.

The first event that has really engaged all students is our annual Speak Out competition. This week students from pre-primary to Year 6 have commenced presenting their well-researched and prepared talks on a variety of really interesting topics. The finals of this competition will be held on Friday, October 27 and I encourage all parents and family members to attend to hear the year level finalist present their talks to the school community.

The other event to look forward to this term is our traditional International Food Day and lapathon which will be held on Wednesday, 1st November.

 

-Peter-

Peter Blackford

Principal

 

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Sep 21

Newsletter Vol. 15

Term Three has been a very busy and enjoyable one with our Faction and Interschool Athletics Carnivals; the Interschool Cross Country Carnival; the RSPCA Cup Cake Day; Book Fair; the Year 6 camp to Woodman Point and an extensive range of motivating and challenging learning experiences that have our students engaged in their learning.  All of these great activities don’t just happen and I would like to thank all the staff, teaching and non-teaching, for the dedicated, enthusiastic and professional manner in which they have worked as a team to make each event so successful.

I wish all staff, students, parents and families a safe and happy holiday.

-Peter-

Peter Blackford
Principal

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Sep 07

Newsletter Vol. 14

Language Program 2018

Thank you to all those families who completed the online LOTE survey to provide the school with an indication as to the language the community would prefer being introduced from 2018.

The results of the survey indicated AUSLAN followed by French, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese and Indonesian.

The School Board, after considering the results of the survey along with difficulties of accessing competent language teachers and the level of support that the department was providing for each language, has endorsed Indonesian as the language to be introduced. Comprehensive curriculum support packages have been developed by the department that will enable classroom teachers to deliver language lessons in their own rooms. Classroom teachers will have access to ongoing professional development and support from specialist language teachers whilst building their own expertise with the Indonesian language.  This approach will allow for a more holistic school wide approach to the language learning.

-Peter-

Peter Blackford
Principal

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