What a fabulous turn out to last week’s ‘Meet and Greet’ Acquaintance Night. A huge thank you to everyone who was able to come along. It was a great opportunity for teachers and families to connect and discuss the year ahead. It was also lovely to see so many families popping in to see our newly renovated Sea Star Unit. (The good news is that our artist designed sensory floor is finally on the ship - from overseas, and will be delivered and fitted soon! - thus will add the final finishing touches to the wonderful early years learning spaces)
$5,000,000 Better School Renovations
We are well underway and working with architects to design innovative classroom and learning spaces across our Octopus, Stingray and Dolphin Units. A huge central courtyard and improved nature play will add a lovely community space. Watch for plans and more news in upcoming newsletters.
3 Way - Parent / Teacher / Pupil Interviews
Later on this term parent-teacher interviews will be scheduled, however, all families are encouraged to contact your child's teacher at any time throughout the year to discuss any aspects relating to their learning or progress at school.
More information will be coming home in the next week regarding how to book interviews. Existing families will log onto the Sentral Parent Portal and book them.
New families to the school will receive an information letter with a link and code specific to your child/ren and how to access the Sentral Parent Portal - here you will be able to book your child's class teacher interviews, and also access semester academic reports at any time for future reference.
Governing Council and AGM
Following Acquaintance Night, the Annual General Meeting and the first Governing Council meeting of the year was held. An overview of the Governing Council, including office bearers, has been provided in this week’s newsletter.
We warmly welcome new Governing Council Representatives to their roles.
Staff Representatives: Vlass VLASSOPOULOS ,Lisa ZAPPIA, Jacqui THOMAS (Non-voting : Helen GRANT and Fay ANDERSON)
Community Representatives: Eva VARGA , Lynley ZEITZ , Liz RAY
Continuing Parent Representatives: Bree KELLY, Niamh MELADY, Jillian LEE, Claire THOMAs, Lara BOGACZ, Holly CARTWRIGHT, Mary STEWART, Julia BURLISON, Gayathri RAVIPRAKASH, Kirsty MCKIE, Edith CAMPBELL
Nominations : Kimbalee BRISTOW, Amanda FISCHER, Kerrie GRINDLEY and Juliet HESTER
Chairperson: Edith CAMPBELL
Deputy Chairperson: Lynley ZEITZ
Secretary: Amanda FISCHER (to be supported by other members)
Treasurer: Gayathri RAVIPRAKASH
We thank those parents who filled a role on the Governing Council and have now stepped down. We appreciate all the hard work you have done for our school.
Carol, Helen and Fay