Dear Parents & Community Members,
The School Board met earlier this week, and as well as discussing the functions of the Board and what makes an effective decision making body, the group reviewed the school’s budget. As a result of the school being at capacity in relation to student numbers, our finances are very sound leading to discussion of meeting other school needs. The Board also recognised the Transition to High School Program has highlighted Glengarry students often struggle with use of IT; potentially renewing the need for a “bring your own device” program at our school, i.e. similar to other surrounding primary schools.
Given some activities around school, how appropriate that at present our Value is Cooperation?
- Our interschool sport teams have been combining superbly; not only achieving wonderful results but teaming together well in the spirit of the games.
- Thanks to the generosity of our community, children right the way across the school have been enjoying constructing with Lego – for a purpose, as part of a brain-break or just for fun during lunchtime.
- Part of our school’s Operational Plan highlights improving our outdoor learning environments. Over the weekend (in atrocious weather) a significant number of our community teamed together for a Pre-primary busy-bee – the outcomes are outstanding and have made the pre-primary area an even better space for play-based learning, cooperative fun and a place of imagination.
- Finally, on Friday (when children are enjoying an extra-long weekend) our staff will be working with staff from a number of surrounding schools to explore ways to improve the health and wellbeing of our students.