Year 4 treated us to a wonderful rendition of Matilda last week. Both students and teachers are to be commended on their teamwork and the enjoyment that was evident on the faces of students, teachers and audience alike. We are looking forward to the Year 6 performance on June 15 and 17. Multiple performances must be conducted to comply with the social distancing requirements. We can only hope that Trolls is a similar successful example of our wonderful school community.
Please continue to be very careful about social distancing and hygiene to avoid any lock downs in our school, area or state.
We have had a number of excellent applications to run our instrumental program at Randwick and are confident that we can maintain continuity for our students into Term 3. I have had the privilege of sitting in on rehearsals this week as our Bands prepare for this Sunday afternoon's concert, the first since the 2020 lockdown. Unfortunately due to our restrictions only two parents per student will be able to attend.
We are being OVERWHELMED with lost property that is not labelled or indistinctly named. Where the name is clear (first and last) and the class evident we return these to the class teachers once a week, however this leaves the vast majority of good quality coats and jackets, which will simply have to be recycled to the uniform shop. Please help us by redoing names clearly with iron on labels which are cheap and effective. Stuckonyou is one of many companies providing this service online at a small cost compared to a replacement jacket or hat.
As mentioned previously, reports will available electronically in Week 9. Reports this year will include an extra line for English and mathematics in accord with ACARA's reporting requirements. This line indicates for you the percentage of students in your child's grade scoring at a similar level. This information is primarily for parents who request information about how their child is progressing in relation to the cohort.
Most students will score in the C range which indicates they are achieving the expected outcomes for the statewide syllabus at the end of Semester 1.
The effort rating is what we would like to have parents discuss and focus on with their children. Is your child putting in their very best effort and how you can encourage them to do this. Absolute achievement levels depend on many factors, and at Randwick we emphasise with children the importance of doing your best and setting personal goals for improvement.
Little Big Ideas
Some of our students were lucky enough to be part of a Q&A with inventor and Little Big Idea ambassador Macinley Butson. You can watch it here.
What's on in the holidays?
Looking for holiday activities: Please see the link which is now on our website for full information.
Principal Randwick Public School
"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams" Roald Dahl