We would like to start off by thanking our community for attending the wonderful Acquaintance Night on Tuesday. It was so nice to see families back in school and the pride and excitement of our children as they showed you around our school.
As a school, we want to instill the school's values of respect, resilience and readiness in our learners. Having the children show parents around was part of this process. We also look forward to our Three Way Conferences to be held in Weeks 9 and 10 this term. This is where our learners will show you their learning.
The school's Annual General Meeting was held straight after our Acquaintance Night and was well attended.
Several new people nominated to be part of Governing Council which was terrific.
I'm pleased to announce the following people have accepted official positions.
Chairperson: Melanie Perkins
Deputy Chairperson: Rachel Newrick
Treasurer: Peter Heading
Secretary: Emma Scott
Elected Governing Council Members for 2021
Michelle White, Rebecca Chrisian, Linda Marollo, Sean Atkinson, Bianca Perry, Theodora Kalamboyis, Ann Burr, Lisa Dash, Matthew Clarke, Romildo Votto and Heather Pronk.
School representatives: Dave Henty-Smith, Kathy Baker.
Teacher Representatives. Mandy Drinkwater, Jasmine Miller, Ellen Barr, Sharon Hill.
We have several subcommittees of Governing Council and would like to encourage people to join to help out our school. Please contact us if you would like to be involved. Below is a list of committees and members.
Canteen: Katrina James, Dave Henty-Smith, Toni Gluszkowski , Kenny Chi Hang Lau
Finance: Victoria Sierros (Convenor), Dave Henty-Smith, Peter Heading, Hayden Schwarz, Kenny Chi Hang Lau, Shaun Atkinson.
Uniform: Heather Pronk , Dave Henty-Smith, Emma Scott, Ann Burr, Lisa Dash
OSHC: Melanie Perkins, Lou Kastelic, Dave Henty-Smith, Bianca Perry
Grounds/Facilities: Michelle White, Kathy Baker, Nicola Ross
Community/Fundraising: Heather Pronk, Dave Henty-Smith, Kimberley Hamilton, Linda Marrollo , Emma Scott, Bianca Perry
Sport: Heather Pronk, Toni Gluszkowski, Ann Burr Suzie Pyke, Jodie Puttner, Mel Barnes
Education/Learning: Rebecca Chrisan, Rachel Newrick, Theodora Kalamboyias, Ann Burr, Caryn Pumplun, Lisa Dash, Matthew Clarke, Kathy Baker.
Wellbeing: Heidi Bevan, Lisa Dash, Bianca Perry, Melanie Perkins
Thank you for showing support for our school and we look forward to a successful and productive 2021.
From time-to-time things in our school community don't go as smoothly as we hope. When this occurs, we have a grievance procedure designed to help come to some sort of resolution. Our grievance procedure can be accessed on our school website. I have included a few excerpts from the policy for your reference.
Please make an appointment to discuss a major grievance. Prior arrangements ensure that adequate time can be allocated to the issue.
Arrange a time to speak to the relevant teacher(s) about the problem as a first course of action. Let the teacher know what you consider to be the issue. Make a mutually appropriate time to discuss the concern. Please note: It is not appropriate to use class or learning time.
Allow a reasonable timeframe for the issue to be addressed.
If the grievance is not addressed and you have unsuccessfully requested feedback, arrange a time to speak with a member of the leadership team. Explain that you have a difficulty to the Principal’s Secretary when making an appointment – this allows for follow-up and information gathering. Or you may feel more comfortable emailing one of the leadership team at the addresses below:
Dave Henty-Smith: Principal: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathy Baker: Deputy Principal: Kathy.Baker287@schools.sa.edu.au
If you are still unhappy, please arrange a time to discuss the issue with the Education Director, Chris Sheldon, on 8416 7370.
If you have a dispute with another student, please talk to a staff member about the issue and he/she will resolve the issue. It is inappropriate for parents to discipline other students in the school grounds.
Dave Henty-Smith - Principal
Kathy Baker - Deputy Principal
Heidi Bevan - Wellbeing Leader