I can’t believe that we only have just over two weeks left in Term 1! There has been so much happening, with still more to come, that the time has just flown by.
It is vitally important that all children are at school as often as possible. When children are at school, they have more chance of improving their learning, they develop skills in interacting with other children and adults and they have opportunities to be involved in a variety of extra-curricula activities that are on offer.
Unfortunately, students get sick from time to time at which point it is better for them to stay at home to get better. When this happens, it is incredibly important that the school is provided with a reason for the absence so that rolls can be marked accurately. There are a number of ways to inform the school – note sent in the day of return clearly stating the reason for the absence; Skoolbag Absent form completed; phone call to the front office.
It is a legal requirement that the school rolls are completed accurately, including recording student absences and the reason for the absence. Your help with this is very much appreciated.
On Thursday this week, the children and staff will celebrate Harmony Day by wearing something orange. It is not a mufti day as such, but the opportunity for everyone to promote an understanding of social cohesion and racial harmony. There is no cost for this to the children.
Principal’s Morning Tea
This week I had the good fortune to spend time with some lovely children from Years 3 to 6 at the Principal’s Morning Tea. As you may be aware, this is an invitation event where students are selected by their teachers to attend. We had a lovely morning tea sitting out in front of the main building and I am very much looking forward to the Kindergarten to Year 2 students turn coming up next week.
Thank you to everyone for supporting our COVID guidelines. We really appreciate your support and understanding as we try continuing on as normally as possible. The Department of Education has adjusted the regulations slightly around parents attending sporting events. One parent from each family is able to attend sporting events eg. PSSA, and they must sign in at the indoor or outdoor venue.
We have been holding assemblies where there have not been class items and we will continue to do this for the remainder of this term. Hopefully we can get back to putting on class items later this year and having some parents attend to support the children.
On Thursday 25 March, all students will have their class photo and individual photos taken by The School Photographer. Your child should have brought home an envelope for this which is to be returned on the day of the photos. Those families who would like a sibling photo need to pick up an envelope from the front office and return it on photo day. This can be done by sending your eldest child to the office to pick one up or calling the office so that we can organise for your child to get it.
Harmony Day – Thursday 18 March
Easter Raffle tickets sent out – Friday 19 March
Principal’s Morning Tea K-2 – Tuesday 23 March
Cross Country Years 3 to 6 – Wednesday 24 March
Photo Day – Thursday 25 March
Gold and Silver Assemblies – Monday 29 March
Easter Hat Parade K-2 and Easter Raffle Draw – Tuesday 30 March
Finally, I will be taking long service leave from Tuesday 30 March until Thursday 1 April but I will be back ready to go after the holidays for Term 2.
Have a great week!