Newsletter 13th October 2023


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PRINCIPAL AWARDS

Congratulations to the following students who were presented with their Principal Awards at Friday’s assembly. Well done to: Braylen Ling, Ciaran Sherson, Siobhan Bell, Eli Langmaid, Baylen Napier, Fawwaz Akeem, Dannen Clough, Reid Clark, Aiden Duguay, Brody Northway, Ariannah Sherson, Dean, and Kupa Whittle.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AWARDS

Congratulations to both Jeremy Worsley and Melinda Turrell who were presented with their Assistant Principal Awards at Friday’s assembly.

 



SUNSMART

In keeping with our SunSmart Policy, children are required to wear a broad brimmed hat during Term 4. Hats are not only required for recess and lunch but also for PE sessions.  We ask that all children have a school approved hat at school for the rest of this term. Given that exposure to UV during childhood and adolescence is a major factor in determining future skin cancer risk, children without a hat will be required to sit in a designated shaded area.

The School Office has hats available for $10.00.



PREP ENROLMENTS 2024

We are looking at finalising our numbers for 2024. If you’re enrolling or know of someone who is enrolling their Prep child in 2024, please contact the school ASAP. These numbers help determine our Grade structures and placement of teachers for 2024, so it’s imperative that we know this information as early as possible.



GRADE STRUCTURE and GRADE PLACEMENT

Within the coming weeks, staff will be looking at working out our 2024 Grade structure. It is likely that we will have 13 grades next year. As part of this process staff will also look at Grade placements. When staff do this, they go through a rigorous process to ensure that the children are best placed according to their social, emotional and educational needs. At times there are bits of information that we miss.eg. that Johnny and Bobby are cousins and probably shouldn’t be placed together. Having said this, if you have some information or something that you would like us, as professionals to consider, before your children are placed in their 2024 class, please see Mrs. Maguire, Mr. Price or myself prior to December 1st, 2023.



PREP TRANSITION INFORMATION

Our 2024 Prep Transition Program has commenced this term. Here are the key dates:

  • Tuesday October 17th 2.15pm-2.45 pm
  • Tuesday October 31st 2.15pm-2.45 pm

 

  • Tuesday November 7th 2.00pm-2.45 pm
  • Tuesday November 14th 2.00pm-2.45 pm
  • Tuesday November 21st 2.00pm-2.45 pm
Tuesday December 12th- STATEWIDE TRANSITION DAY- (Time to be confirmed

SCHOOL CLOSURE DAY (Monday November 6)

Monday November 6 will be a student free day, enabling staff to focus on assessment and reporting. Decisions taken to have school closure days are made when there is an opportunity for staff to work together on something that will ultimately support children's learning. This is our final one for the year. We thank you for your understanding.

Please note that the following day, (Tuesday November 7 ) is Melbourne Cup Day….a public holiday.



IMPORTANT DATES