Dear Parents & Caregivers,
Welcome back! We hope you have had an enjoyable few weeks with your family and friends. It is wonderful to see the students return to school and settle into their classes and are pleased to announce that we have had a number of new enrolments in a variety of year levels and welcome them along with our 34 new Receptions to our school.
Our teachers for 2021 are:-
Ø T1 – R/1 – Amy Curyer and Renee Sawyer
Ø T4 – R/1 – Jenny Wuttke
Ø T2 – Yr 1/2 – Aaron Sharp
Ø T5 – Yr 1/2 – Amanda Allen
Ø T10 – Yr 3/ 4 - James Geoghan
Ø T12 – Yr 3/ 4 – Chris Gent
Ø T 8 – Yr 4/ 5 – Jo Chesson
Ø T13 – Yr 5/ 6 – Emma Dorman
Ø T14 – Yr 6/ 7 – Carly Nash and Danni Gericke
Ø T15 – Yr 5/6 – Lauren Hood
Ø T16 – Yr 6/7 – Penny Evans
Ø R – 4 Science – Skye Fletcher
Ø Yr 3 – 7 Science – Danni Gericke
Ø R-7 Japanese – Dale Bliss
Ø Pastoral Care Worker – Roslyn Schmarewski
Ø Campus Phys Ed – Renee Sawyer and Brett Middleton
Ø Campus Music – Ally Cunningham and Rachel Baverstock
Ø Campus Library – Carol Van der Wijngaart
Students are being reminded of the school rules including no hat no play – please ensure your child has a wide brimmed or legionnaires hat to wear each day to provide protection from the sun. Teachers supervise the students eating their lunch in the classroom and if students are eating at anytime in the yard they are expected to sit quietly until finished. Students are also reminded to walk on the paved areas.
We have ordered a number of new iPads and laptop computers ready for use by the students this year. This will ensure that there is a class set of devices to share between two classes or one device between two students. Mobile phones are required to be handed to teachers at the beginning of the day and collected before leaving to go home. Devices need to be turned off or set onto flight mode to ensure Smartwatches cannot receive data throughout the school day. Once students enter the school grounds mobile phones are not to be used, if students need to contact you they are to come to the Front Office or if you need to contact your child you may call the Front Office and we will get the information to your child.
Safer Internet Day is on Tuesday, 9th February and I encourage you to visit their website here. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to start conversations and learn more about keeping safe.
Acquaintance Night is scheduled for Tuesday, 2nd February to ensure social distancing please RSVP so that we can ensure we are meeting the current COVID restrictions. You will be required to sign in using a QR code as well as complete the class sign in sheet. Information sessions will be:-
- Heysen – 6:00pm – 6:30pm
- Spence – 6:30pm – 7:00pm
- Coorong – 7:00pm – 7:30pm
Our AGM will be on the following Tuesday, 9th February at 7.00 pm. We encourage all parents/carers to attend and consider joining our Governing Council which meets twice a term in weeks 3 and 8 on Tuesday nights. The Governing Council is an opportunity for parents to become involved in school governance. We value your thoughts and ideas. Specialist teachers will provide information about their programs, our annual report and information about Yr7toHS will be shared during this meeting. This meeting will be offered face to face and via zoom.
Other ways you can become involved within the school is through volunteering and becoming involved in fundraising, canteen, listening to reading, etc. If you are interested in any of these speak to your child’s class teacher, Jayne at the Front Office, Lisa or myself.