Welcome to the 2021 school year!
After a difficult year in 2020 we were very excited to welcome back our students in Years 1-6 on Friday and the 2021 Kindergarten cohort on Monday. This year we are starting with 273 students after we enrolled another 46 students into Kindergarten.
We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new families in Kindergarten as well as those in other year groups. We look forward to working closely with you as your children progress through Dudley Public School.
As we move into a new school planning cycle the school leadership team and staff have worked extensively to develop a Situational Analysis of the current school strengths and opportunities to ensure we are focused on monitoring the learning of all students to develop plans for all students to show progress each and every year. Developing well rounded, highly literate and numerate students is our core business. The staff have been engaged in professional learning looking at how high expectations improve learning for all students. We are building a shared understanding of how to consistently challenge all students to learn new things and how to establish clear and consistent expectations for learning and behaviour. This shared understanding for staff will help guide the language and consistency across the school. We look forward to sharing this journey with parents as the year progresses.
This year we have 273 students enrolled K-6. The classes are
KH - Mrs Hunt
KR - Miss Reed
K/1W - Mrs Winter
1/2S - Mrs Selwood
1/2F - Miss Fancourt
1/2D - Mrs Davis and Mrs Dunne (Fri)
3/4K Mr Kelly
3/4F - Mrs Friend
4/5M - Mrs McPherson
5/6H - Mr Horadam
5/6S - Mrs Sullivan
Library - Mrs Dunne
RFF/Executive release - Mrs Wild and Mr Sargent
Learning, support and enrichment - Mrs Parmenter, Mrs Murphy, Mrs Growden and Mrs Adams
All students have settled very quickly into their new classes and are learning new names and routines. It has been a smooth transition and we are very impressed with how students are working together.
There are always little problems that come up along the way. Please talk positively to your child about the value of new experiences and new friends. If you have concerns after this week please make an appointment to see your child teacher to discuss what is happening so we can help ease the transition.
Parent Information Nights
These will be held next week and provide a great opportunity to hear from the Stage leaders and teachers about the organisation for this year. Please think about attending as they are a very valuable initial meeting.