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Last week Governing Council met for their 1st meeting after the AGM. This meeting was well represented with a variety of school projects being approved and ready to be sent out to contractors. Lighting and interior painting will be a long term project and will more than likely take up the rest of the school year as the jobs have to be staggered to ensure the availability of contractors. I will keep you informed of where we are up to as the jobs are awarded and finalised.
At our recent pupil free day we spent the day working with a Literacy expert in the area of reading Improvement. This sits in line with our schools Site Improvement Plan to improve reading levels for all children. The program is called Acadience and allows staff the opportunity to identify the reading skills students need to work on to improve their reading levels. It is a very quick process to identify the skills that an individual may be lacking. From here staff develop targeted strategies which they implement at an individual level. The aim is to fine tune teacher practice and be really strategic around what learning opportunities we provide our students. Staff have a number of assignments to complete before the end of term before the targeted work begins.
Staff are busily pulling together Semester 1 reports ready for distribution in week 10. This is a highly demanding job and I thank and acknowledge staff for their work during this time.
The Year 6/ 7 shirts and jumpers are here and are being worn proudly by staff and students. There (as always) were a few minor hiccups in getting them to the students but I would like to thank you all for your patience. Special thanks to Raylene and Mrs O’Neil for organising them.