It's hard to believe that we're almost through Term 4 and the conclusion of 2020. It has certainly been a momentous year, although not necessarily in the ways we would have predicted. The term has continued to flow smoothly so thank you so much to parents, students and teachers for keeping us safe and operating. Keep up the social distance and the rigorous hand washing.
A huge thank you to the P&C and RPS Parent Community for the delicious lunch provided in celebration of World Teachers Day, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We've had a great response to our first Colour Fun-run, students are looking forward to the event. You have until Friday 6th November to register or fundraise. All students are welcome to participate, but if you haven't registered and created a profile for your children we will need to seek a separate permission for participation via Operoo. Please help us out and ensure your child can participate, registration link and details below. All children will need to wear suitable/older clothes for running and a non school hat, although colour does wash out in time. The greatest visual effect comes from white clothes! Students are also welcome to bring a mask if you are concerned. Get in quickly! My grandson is backing up for the colour run at his school after having a great time in 2019!
During the year our teachers have implemented the Positive Behaviour for Learning Program, teaching weekly lessons in the classroom to reinforce our agreed values of; Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be a Learner. A wonderful mural painted by artist Cat Egan now adorns the Block A wall, adjacent to the playground to reinforce this. (See photo below). We've been so inspired by the mural that we plan to have a go ourselves. Miss Butler, the Year 6 students and class teachers will paint a mural of the animal emblems of our 6 new sports houses, on the back of the parents room that adjoins the new netball court.
The implementation of 6 houses instead of the current 4 means smaller house groups, which will become part of our PBL plan to reinforce the values and behaviours.
A new sports shirt has been designed for all Year 3 - 6 students which is to be worn for either PSSA or school sport day from 2021. The cost of $35 will be offset from any credit relating to sport or excursion fees paid earlier in the year. This will be accounted for on Invoices to be issued shortly. This will clearly identify to parents where fees are in advance due to cancelled activities or where funds are owing. The balance of any funds will then be carried over into 2021 and offset any fees for next year's activities. If you have any concerns or do not understand your invoice, please contact the office. As always any financial hardship can be addressed to the Principal.
Susan Allen, Principal