Hope you had a lovely long weekend. Whilst we are fast approaching the end of term, teachers have been busy writing student reports which they are looking forward to sharing with you. I would like to acknowledge the work and effort teachers have put into preparing and writing your child’s report.
It is with great pleasure that I announce and congratulate Thuy Tran on winning the Deputy Principal role for the next 3 and half years here at VPS. Thuy is a passionate and dedicated leader who upholds our school values and high quality expectations. We are thrilled to have someone who exhibits strong qualities. She has a strong connection with the community and is committed to further supporting our children and families.
Congratulations Mrs Thuy.
Parent Interviews/Student Progress Reports
We trialed and replaced 3 way parent interviews with teachers sharing student progress reports. Over the last couple of years, we have received overwhelming positive feedback from families expressing how useful it has been to be able to go through your child’s school report with the teacher present. Once again, we will continue with this.
Teachers have been assessing children across all areas of the curriculum to inform both their reporting but future planning. To support the assessment processes, teachers use a range of tools and methods. Assessment teachers use may include some or all of the following;
- Student self-assessments which is an important part of the teaching and learning process
- Anecdotal records kept by the teacher from observations made
- Formal assessments
- Teacher designed tests
It is important to note that reporting is an ongoing process. If you have any questions about your child’s next area for improvement or areas for growth please don’t hesitate to speak with their teacher at the interview. At Virginia we acknowledge and highly value parents as the primary educators in their child’s lives. Please make sure that you book in for a parent interview and don’t hesitate to see the front office staff if you require assistance with this.
Written reports will NOT be sent home without a parent interview – we are aiming for another 100% attendance.
There were lots of smiles and sharpened haircuts ready for school photos. Once again, we continue to seek feedback from our parents and went with traditional group photos. We look forward to seeing the photos when they arrive.
The past few weeks have been very busy for our students involved with SAPSASA sport. Congratulations to Grace Trimboli who was selected to represent the Playford District Girls Netball Team, participating in the three day state championships in week 6. Well done as well to Leehi Connolly, Tarniya Jaffari, Zoe Dunne, Alli Goodwin, Kayla Connelly, Mitchell Craig, Jonathan Teurer and Frank Musolino. These students represented the Playford District at the State Cross Country Championships last Thursday.
Team Sports 6/7 Girls Netball through to next round after defeating Gawler College 38 - 1 6/7 Girls Soccer through to next round defeating St Mary Mackillop 8 - 0 5/6/7 Boys Soccer unfortunately knocked out, losing 2 - 1 against St Mary Mackillop
In the near future 6/7 boys football and girls football coming up, matches to be played in week 9, day/time TBA 6/7 Basketball Carnival coming up on Tuesday of Week 10 6/7 boys netball to be played early next term I would like to thank Mr Yates for all his hours of work and organisation around SAPSASA. Shout Outs also to Mr Romeo and Ms Watts for assisting with coaching as well - a real team effort. Thank you also to Jack Cafcakis who volunteered his time to referee both soccer matches – we appreciate Virginia Soccer Club’s ongoing support.
As a school, we like to provide our students with a wealth of opportunities to engage in and experience; SAPSASA, Kitchen Garden, STEM activities, 3D printing, Art Club, Choir and Rock and Water are a few. We continue to strive to build upon these opportunities. If you have nominated to be a volunteer and have a special skill or hobby that you would like to share with us and help run a lunch time pro-active activity, please don't hesitate to come and speak to leadership.
With two weeks remaining, it is still business as usual here at VPS with students achieving their goals and setting new ones for next term. I couldn't be prouder of the teaching and learning taking place. Well Done everyone!
Learning Together, Learning For Our Future.