Principal’s Update Term 1 week 1

Kaya everyone,

Welcome back to another school year at Quinns Beach Primary School (QBPS). Whether you are a new family to our school, or a returning one, it is great to have you all part of our wonderful school community. Our site is also proud to be home to the West Coast Language Development Centre (WCLDC), with six classrooms from Kindy to Year 1. Their students wear the QBPS school uniform and participate in many of our school activities including assemblies, break times and other events. This year at QBPS we are creating a new inviting space within our school for a “Child and Parent Hub” to further support our students, families, and local community, so look out for services being offered in further communications.

I hope your children have settled back into the school routine and have enjoyed their first week of school. We certainly have! Our staff have been amazing at building positive relationships with students and providing a safe, supportive, and welcoming place to learn. They will communicate regularly with you via Class Dojo/email/phone about the learning that is taking place and anything relevant to your child. I encourage you to do the same.

Unfortunately, over the school holidays our Library and our technical resources were flooded. The area is now a work in progress to ensure that the library is safe for staff and students to access. As a result, teachers have limited access to resources, however they are making adjustments to meet the learning needs of the students.

As many of you know I have been appointed Principal while the process for finding a new Principal is conducted. It has been a positive start across the school. If this hasn’t been the case for your child, please talk with your classroom teacher or arrange a time to meet Mrs Leigh (K-2), Mr Carmody (3-6), or myself. Our aim is to make sure all students want to come to school, and are ready to learn and are enjoying themselves.

We welcome the following staff to our school community.

Mrs Kelly Snook – K4

Mrs Luisa Abello – K5

Mr Mathew Shallcross – Phys Ed

Ms Shannon O’Connor – Music

Mrs Stephanie Ferguson and Mrs Elyse Rees (While Mr Kemp is on Leave)

Ms Charlotte Banks (K and PP DOTT teacher)

Mr Leon Durrant (School Chaplain)

Mrs Robyn Power (School Psychologist).


Julia Hodge