On Monday April 25, our student leaders represented us at the Anzac Day commemoration.
They were fine representatives who displayed respect and dignity while laying a wreath on behalf of our school.
Thank you to Mr. Price for assisting with this event.
STATE SCHOOL SWIMMING CHAMPS
One of our students participated in the State Swimming Championships at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre recently. Emily Whiting competed in the 50 metres freestyle. Emily performed very well and was a fine representative of our school at this prestigious event. We are all very proud of her achievements. Well done!!
Our grades three and five students will soon undertake NAPLAN (National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy) testing. The results not only give us a snap shot of how our children are performing but we also use them to reflect on our teaching and learning. I would remind parents that the NAPLAN tests are only one way that students are assessed and we monitor student achievement in many ways, all throughout the year.
Congratulations to all of the students who were recipients of a Principal Award at assembly. Well done to: Brooke Marriott, Tangi Ataerre, Sierra Brown, Mason Everson, Skylah Blackwell, Alyssa Haysom, Amara Baker, Hope Parker, Jess Scott, Gemma Clark, Sam Blackwell, Connor Harrington and Nash Apted.
ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AWARDS
Congratulations to both William Land and Reid Clark on receiving their Assistant Principal Awards last week.
The Open Day /Night is happening on Monday 23rd May. The purpose of this day is twofold: to connect with our community and provide an opportunity for possible 2020 Prep parents to come along and check out our school. The Open Morning (9.00am – 10.00am) is designed primarily for parents of prospective 2023 Prep enrolments. The Open Night will run from 5.00 pm until 6.00pm. This year we will have a Treasure Hunt, with parents and students completing a questionnaire as they travel from room to room.
The Junior School Council will once again be running the ‘Give a Damn Give a Can’ initiative over the coming weeks. There will no doubt be stiff competition between classes and units to see who can collect the most cans. Let the competition begin!
STUDENT FREE DAY/ PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE DAY
(Monday May 30th)
For Term 2, 2022, the Department of Education and Training has provided schools with the option to hold each teacher’s allocated professional practice day on the same day for all staff. This is to enable the most effective and efficient use of this day.
As a result, we have scheduled our professional practice day for Monday May 30. Students will therefore not be required to attend school on this day.
SCHOOL COUNCIL STUDENT FREE DAY (Monday June 6th)
We have a planned School Council student free day organised for Monday June 6th. Staff will be involved in some professional learning on this day. Students will not be required to attend school on this day.
Over the holidays, the Victorian Government made some changes to COVID rules within Primary Schools.
Thanks to Latrobe City Trust, we were successful in obtaining a grant which helped us to purchase some fantastic resources for our school.
The rabbits and ferrets are enjoying their cosy home, students are loving the bean bags to relax in on the friendship space and the Champs group have constructed some awesome and useful items around the school with our new tools to enhance play. Our cooking program now has everything on hand to prepare food in a variety of ways. Nurse Shez is very happy to have a proper medical chair so those little visits to sick bay are much more comfortable.
Thanks again Latrobe City Trust…we are so grateful.