Dear Parents & Community Members,
While working towards end of year processes (i.e. preparing for production of Semester 2 reports), in recent times our school has committed a significant amount of time preparing for the new school year. Following the data analysis undertaken by teachers and shared with the School Board, Operational Plans for 2022 have been drafted to address areas for development. This includes English (Reading), Mathematics (Number), along with Student Health and Wellbeing. All plans are currently in draft format and will be shared with the School Board at the next meeting on November 22.
The 1 to 1 Technology Steering Committee met on Monday evening to continue the process for implementation of the program next year. I sincerely thank the efforts of this group for providing invaluable insights and being an active conduit between the school and the community. Please be advised as classes are structured for the new year, consideration will be given to families of Year 3 and Year 5 children who would like early access to the program. As is normal process, we will not be able to confirm classes until January, although families should be assured that the student training associated with implementation will mean access to the device will not be necessary until at least mid-term one. This initial time is to allow for configuration of devices, establishment of clear protocols, understanding of the “ipledge” and gaining a clear understanding of the processes required.
Our current group of Year 5 children have been undertaking a leadership course in preparation for nomination and selection of Student Councillors and House Captains for next year. While the course culminates with the selection process, last week witnessed the “Great Race” through Perth’s CBD and the ability to showcase their leadership skills. Based on these efforts, our student leadership for next year is in good hands.
Finally, as the weather warms up, the excitement in the lead up to the Colour Blast is intense - my sincere thanks to all the parents and community members for efforts towards this year’s event. Bring on the colour!!!