What a mad start to the year however, as usual the staff and students at Rawlinson Primary have demonstrated the awesomeness, that is the quality of our family.
It is always a challenge to go swimming at Craige Leisure Centre for a number of different reasons. One of those is that it disrupts the whole teaching day and our teachers must manage the stress that children feel as they travel by bus, are taken out of their classes and put into a strange environment. The second is that the environment at Craige is far less than adequate to teach 60 students to swim. It is crowded and noisy. I have written a letter to the Education Department asking for them to review the way things are done at the pool and hopefully this will see some improvement, as learning to swim is a very important part of our lifestyle and curriculum.
The car park has, again, become an issue. Three PM is the time of day that most concerns me as children are keen to get out to their parents cars and parents are keen to get home. Thankfully, I see the large majority of parents showing understanding and patience as they wait their turn in the pickup line.
Please observe these conditions,
· Do not stop and park in the driveway waiting for your children. Go with the flow, if your children aren’t there you need to find a parking place or go around again until they are there, waiting for you.
· Reverse park. If you intend to park, get to school a little earlier than 3pm and reverse park. It is far easier to get out and you can see if any children are crossing the carpark or walking past you.
· Drive slowly and stop at the STOP sign. If you can’t walk beside your car, you are travelling too fast. Please stop at the stop sign as there are lots of students walking across the crosswalk.
The school calendar is found on our website and has all the latest information of events that are going on at school. The P&C also have a notice board next to the library that has a copy of the calendar for you to read. Our school is very busy and it is sometimes hard to keep up with what is happening or the changes that are sometimes necessary, we are hoping that this will help.