We have had a smooth start to Term 2, with many of our extra-curricular programs beginning. PSSA sport has begun and our students have been representing the values of our school to a very high standard through their sportsmanship on and off the field. Thank you to the teachers who are our coaches and coordinators of the program and for those teachers who are leading clubs back at school.
Last week we had our first chess competition and we also hosted an interschool debate. Both teams were successful and we are very proud of their efforts. Thank you to Mr Potten, Mrs Matthews and Mrs El-Esh for the extra support and expertise they are providing to these students. It is wonderful to watch them develop their talents. More details on those two wins can be found later in the Press.
We have had some staff changes this term. While Mrs Harding is on maternity leave, Mrs Amal Farhat will be the Relieving Assistant Principal Stage 3. Also, as Mrs Gibbs is also on maternity leave, Miss Victoria Gammel will be the Relieving Assistant Principal Stage 1. Ms Sharne Plummer will be continuing in her role as Class teacher on 1 Angelfish.
Our Relieving Assistant Principal Special Education, Ms Sophie Evans, will be returning to her substantive teaching position at Chalmers Road SSP. Ms Evans has been in her role since 2019 and we thank her for her commitment to our students and their families. We are currently recruiting an Early Intervention Teacher. Ms Anna Glynatsis will teach our EI students until the recruiting process is complete. Mrs Midori Jobling, Deputy Principal IL/Preschool will continue to supervise the Early Intervention and Support unit classes. Thankyou to Mrs Jobling for continuing in this crucial role within our school.
Miss Veronica Nemer will be working across our school in different roles. In Stage 2, she is working as a Learning and Support Teacher on Monday and Tuesday. On Thursday she is supporting collaborative planning and data discussions and on Friday she is our Librarian. Thank to Ms Nemer for taking on this role.
During week 3 I had the pleasure of presenting Daniel and Shakila with their Aussie of the Month awards and prize packs. I am very proud of these two students and the way they demonstrate our school values.
This term you will receive your child’s half yearly report. At the same time, we will be conducting Parent-Teacher interviews to discuss their progress and future goals for their learning. More information will follow later in the term.
Schools are operating full time while actively following health advice. It is important that families continue to follow the COVID-19 guidelines for schools. In particular we wish to highlight the following:
Visitors to schools should maintain 1.5m distance from other adults where practicable. Avoid congestion of groups of visitors in specific areas where possible.
All visitors to a school site must comply with sign-in arrangements. Visitors must also check in using the Service NSW QR code. These are displayed around the school including all the gates. If you are visiting the office for an appointment it is important that in addition to the QR code check in you also sign-in at the office.
Preschool applications are now open for 2022. Any enquiries, please call or make an appointment at the office to speak to a member of staff.
Our P&C Meetings will be held in Week 5 and Week 10 of each term. The next one is on Wednesday 19 May at 9:15am. The P&C are still looking for a member to fill the position of Secretary. If you are interested please come along to the next P&C meeting.
Mrs Donna McGeary