It has been a great week with swimming and the students have come back to school exhausted but having thoroughly enjoyed their time at the pool. We have a range of events coming up including the spring festival and the children have been actively preparing for this with songs, dances and a range of items. This week we also commenced playgroup with families coming together with our preschool aged children to enjoy some time together and familiarise themselves, thanks to Laren for hosting the playgroup. Claire and I have also been attending the Be Brave and Lead Numeracy professional development. The range of learning experiences and problem solving opportunities provided to the 5-7 students on Wednesdays has been really fantastic with them thoroughly engaged in problem solving and developing conceptual understandings in mathematics.
Much preparation has also gone into the 3-7 camp and I would like to thank the staff for the commitment to providing this learning opportunity. It is not a requirement that camp is provided each year so we value the staff taking time away from their families to provide this for students. I would also like to thank the admin team for their continued follow up with families. Please be aware that the deadlines imposed on the return of forms is required to meet COVID guidelines and this is set by the campsite. As indicated in the camp package of information if you have not finalised invoices, a negotiated payment plan is required and a commitment to pay form signed, spares are available in the office. We are currently working with families who are experiencing difficulties so please make a time as soon as possible to meet with either myself or the finance officer if you need to finalise arrangements prior to camp. Another exciting opportunity coming up is Aquatics for the 5-7 group. They will be attending the Port Noarlunga Aquatics Centre and this is a valuable water based learning environment that focuses on skill development in the surf and safety. Notices for this went home yesterday.
Can we also please ask that parents or visitors coming onto school grounds continue to use the COVID Safe Check In and any adults on site are currently still required to wear masks. If parents are not coming to drop off or pick, there is still a requirement to sign in through the visitors book in the front office. Please also sign in late arrivals or early pick-ups for students through the office. Staff have recently undertaken Bushfire Training in the approach of the summer season including utilisation of the pumps, hoses and sprinkler system and we want to ensure that we know who is on site at all times as per our emergency response procedures. Please also be aware that the school is closed on catastrophic fire danger days and more details can be found on the schools website regarding bushfire safety information.
Please be advised that the next GC meeting will revert back to the orginal date of the 2nd November from 6:30pm and Deb Black a team facilitator will be in attendance.
Have a great week and we look forward to seeing you at the spring festival next Friday.