Yesterday the Department for Education, in collaboration with SA Health, made an announcement regarding new expectations that will be in place for schools from December 10. How these changes will impact on our school community will be communicated in the coming weeks, for now, there are no changes to our current expectations and arrangements. If you have any immediate queries, please contact the school to discuss further. Throughout the COVID-19 period our school community has been very supportive and understanding. I am very confident that we will be able to manage the upcoming changes successfully and ensure that our school environment is safe for everyone.
Today the school held a beach day which was a fantastic opportunity for all classes to interact and play some games at a great location. The year 6 leaders did a great job in organising the event and much fun was enjoyed by all. A further community event that we are looking forward to is the upcoming school concert; further information about this activity has been provided in this week's newsletter.
End of Year Reporting Information
End of year reports will be made available to families on Thursday 9 December and will provide a summary of your child’s achievement for this semester. A student who receives a ‘satisfactory’ rating for their achievement is demonstrating what is expected at their year level, with the grade equivalent being a C. Students who are working above what is expected for their level will receive an excellent or good rating, the equivalent of an A or B grade respectively. Students who have yet to achieve their year level standard will have demonstrated partial (D) or minimal (E) achievement. End of year reports will be able to be accessed via an online platform. If you require assistance with setting up your login details please contact the front office for assistance.
2022 Class Planning
The organisation of classes continues to progress and will be finalised in the coming weeks. Every effort is being made to ensure each class has a balanced profile (gender, academic achievement, friendships). Based on current projected enrolments, we will have 14 classes (a reduction from this year due to the impending move of year 7s to high school). Later this term students will participate in a transition lesson whereby they will visit their new classroom and meet their teacher (if the teacher is currently working at our school). We acknowledge that children will respond differently to this change. They have a strong sense of anticipation when new classes are announced, and when they discover that they have not been placed with their ‘best’ friend, there can be a sense of disappointment and sadness. Teachers have worked with their students to reinforce a range of important dispositions and habits to support their learning, including developing a growth mindset and being resilient. The experience of transitioning into a new environment is a great way for students to build their awareness of these important life skills that they will need as adults. We ask that you support your child through this experience and frame it in a positive way.