It has been really great to see the work being done in classrooms this week and I also wanted to thank the pre-service teachers who have been working in the school for their commitment to an educational career and we wish them every success on placement as they develop their craft. We were also fortunate to have a visit from Lee Carter the curriculum lead this week who came on a tour through our beautiful school grounds. This week also saw students in Year 3-7 complete their PAT testing which will inform teaching and learning over the coming term. Thanks to teachers for accommodating this into their already busy learning program.
I also really enjoyed seeing the progress being made in Michael’s class as students have received their roles for the class play to be scheduled for performance at the end of term. It is always lovely to see the children enthusiastically learn their parts and develop their performance skills and characterisation. The early years team are also working hard with a range of mathematical explorations and the 3/4 class have developed some amazing architectural structures with natural materials as they plan their building projects collaboratively together. I am really looking forward to seeing their conceptual development in the coming few weeks.
Please be aware that the last day of school Friday 24th September is a pupil free day with staff undertaking professional development with a team facilitator. The last day for students will therefore be Thursday 23rd September and a fun afternoon is planned with a cricket coaching clinic for all students and the Year 5-6 Steiner performance.
On a personal note and communicated to staff a few weeks ago and to Governing Council on Tuesday night, I am pleased to announce that I was offered several positions and have accepted another School Principal position for 2022 for 5 years. The current Principal position for Basket Range Primary has now been advertised and is currently awaiting a selection process.
There are many exciting initiatives being planned for the remainder of the year as listed in the newsletter, so please support the call out for loose parts for play and also the advent calendar which is a wonderful way to celebrate the festive season that will soon be upon us. The last term of school goes really quickly with finalisation of assessments, planned special events and the much awaited graduation of year 6 and 7 students together. I encourage all the students to take the time to enjoy the last few weeks of Term 3 because Term 4 is shaping up to be a busy one!
Enjoy your weekend everyone, the sunshine has finally arrived as we enjoy the commencement of Spring.