Dear Parents & Community Members,
This edition of our Newsletter will be the final one for 2021. A special “Presentation Assembly” edition will be published next week and include some final, last minute reminders.
Please allow me the opportunity to thank all members of our school community for the wonderful support provided throughout the year. While we continue to manage issues in relation to COVID, we have also been able to enjoy a significant number of celebrations throughout the year and recognise the successes of our students. I reflect on the successes we enjoyed within our English program (particularly writing and Speak Up), our Dance performances in first term, our starring roles in music events (including One Big Voice) and our sporting achievements. Congratulations to all involved; staff, students and parents.
I wish to also recognise our super supportive School Board and wonderful P&C for all the support we have enjoyed this year. I look forward to welcoming all members of the community who have supported our school in any way at the “Thank You Morning Tea‟ next Thursday. I would also like to acknowledge the wonderful efforts of the entire staff at our school - these people are integral to maintaining the high calibre learning programs we implement.
Student Reports will be distributed on Monday via Connect. This is a terrific opportunity to celebrate the successes your children have enjoyed at school this year. Please take the time to read the report with your child, recognising achievement and highlighting those areas identified for further development. Please also keep in mind, a “C” grade means your child has made sound achievement across the year and met all requirements for the relevant learning area.
Finally, Our Year 4 to 6 students have been collectively reading “up a storm” using the Literacy Pro strategy. Essentially, this entails students reading books (assessed to be at each individual's reading level) and undertaking online quizzes. For words to be counted in this total, the quiz must be passed, i.e. with a score of 80% obtained. The last time I checked the total to date for 2021, our students had read just over 50 000 000 words – an amazing result!!!