Dear Parents and students
John F. Kennedy Quote: “There is nothing more certain and unchanging than uncertainty and change.”
Welcome back to school and to term 2 and yes, there isn’t a more profound statement than this one over the last year.
As you may be aware, Mr Yhap has been appointed as the Deputy Principal of Hilton Primary School. I would like to congratulate him on achieving this goal and I know that you join me in wishing him all the best.
This has meant that we have had to make some changes to our teaching staff structure.
One of these changes has been to appoint Mr Ayres as the Deputy Principal, replacing Mr Yhap.
This position is three days per week, Monday to Wednesday, when Mr Ayres will be in the office and Mrs Siu will be teaching D2.
Mrs Siu has been teaching at Rawlinson Primary School in various classrooms, including Mr Ayers class in 2019 for some time. She is a vibrant and knowledgeable teacher and will be working closely with Mr Ayers to provide the best education possible for the students in Year 5.
We also welcome back Mrs Thomas who will be working with Mrs Goss on Fridays in B3, Mrs Palmer who will be working an extra day in A3 on Fridays and a big welcome to a new staff member Mrs Kroeger, who has accepted the position as Early Childhood teacher in A1 on Thursdays and A2 on Fridays.
It is a pleasure to have you here and I am sure that you will enjoy the tremendous family that we have at Rawlinson Primary School.
Kindy and Pre-Primary Timetable
The end of day pick up was a concern last term, as we had so many cars leaving at the same time. To alleviate, this the Kindy and Pre-Primary students will be finishing school at 2.50pm, however, there will be no siren to indicate this finishing time. I realise that there will be some parents who will need to wait for siblings to finish in other classes, however, a large majority of younger students will be able to exit the school before the rush that occurs at 3pm.
Positive Behaviour Support. Responsible, Respectful and Ready.
What a great last day of term 1 we had and a superb opening day for Positive Behaviour Support. Thank you very much to the Organising Committee and to the P&C for the Pizzas. The Slushies were certainly a big hit.
This day aimed to reinforce the values that we focus on at RPS and to connect our community with the understanding that we are working together on the very important task of teaching the skills that enable Learning for Life.
You will be able to read more about our policy and the process of restorative practice that we strive for over the next few weeks.
A reminder that the Year 3’s and 5’s have NAPLAN testing in week 4.