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Welcome to the first newsletter for Term 2. I trust you enjoyed the school holidays and spent time with family and loved ones.
This term brings NAPLAN back for the students after a year where NAPLAN wasn’t administered due to COVID 19. Staff have been busy preparing students for the testing process and we wish all students the very best as they participate in the process. Results will be available in early Term 3.
I recently attended our Whyalla Partnership Principals meeting. At this meeting they discussed our reporting process. I was extremely pleased that the way in which we provide written reports on student progress was well received and provided affirmation that staff produce an informative and inclusive report. Reports are currently being written and will be sent home in week 10 of this term.
Governing Council have approved a number of small projects which will commence during the year. Our major project for 2021 will be the installation of LED lighting in all classrooms to support the very best learning environment we can deliver to our students. At the same time as this installation ,all classrooms will have a fresh coat of paint on the interior walls. I will keep you updated as to when this project will commence. Exterior painting is currently being done on the school gymnasium. This project will be completed within the next 2 weeks.
I have been having a very close look at achievement in reading through Running Records data and Read Write Inc data. It is pleasing to see students progressing and growing in their academic achievement. Staff are excited to report learning gains about their students and celebrate with their children whenever possible.