Dear parents and carers,
The Victorian Government announced that they are easing restrictions given the early achievement of the 80 per cent vaccination target, from 6pm Friday 29 October. This means that some of the typical school events will be able to occur in a COIVDsafe way. We have been planning an outdoor activities week for the whole school between the 29th of November and the 3rd of December and with the changes to restrictions we going to include a one-night middle gully camp out for the students in Year 3 and 4 and a two-night middle gully camp out for the students in Year 5 and 6. We have organised orienteering, bush craft, hiking and other activities to give these students a camping experience. We are making every effort to get these important school events up and running so our students, who have missed out on so much in the last two years, get an opportunity to have some school fun toward the end of the year.
There will be a farmers’ market happening in Macedon at Tony Clarke Recreation Reserve this Saturday. The Macedon PS PFA is leading the organisation on the market however, it will not be held on the school grounds. Briohny Lebbink with the PFA have worked with the Macedon Ranges Shire Council to register and develop the event at the alternative location to ensure it is COVIDsafe. Please pop along and support this local event.
Last Wednesday evening the school council made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s school fete. There were several factors relating to the risks of a large scale COVID exposure site on the school grounds and the subsequent school closures and uncertainty about vaccination requirements for volunteers that led us to this decision. I would like to thank and acknowledge the Fete committee for all their efforts leading up to this point. We will look to the future and come back bigger and better next time.
Student Free Day – Monday 1 November
On Monday 1 November we will be having a student free day for staff professional learning. There will be no supervision for students onsite on this day. Olivia Desormeaux, our Inclusion Leader, will be leading staff through a workshop geared toward improving our understanding of the evidence based high impact engagement strategies and exploring what genuine student inclusion looks like in our classrooms.
Sampai jumpa (until next time)