Principal’s Update Term 2 Week 9

Quite a big newsletter this week, so please take the time to read it to stay informed. How do you save this newsletter, so you can refer to it as needed?

It has been pleasing to see more and more students returning to school more regularly. This has led to better routines being in place for classes, with students learning in a structured, safe and supportive environment.

It was great to see parents, grandparents and carers at the Cross Country event held yesterday. It is a long way for our kids to run, and they all gave it a red hot crack. Well done to Mr M, who organised and ran a very smooth event.

It was equally as pleasing to see how well our Year 4-6 Winter Carnival (Netball, AFL and soccer) participants went last week. We had amazing feedback about our students participation, attitude and effort. Staff commented on how well they behaved and represented our school, on and off the field. Congratulations to the Boys B Soccer Team, and the Girls B Netball team. They took out their division.

Reporting to Parents

Please take some time to sit with your child and read the report together. Highlight some of the positive comments, praising attitude and effort. Then, pick one thing you would like your child to focus on next semester for improvement. Write it on the fridge and refer to it regularly. As these reports will not contain detailed comments in learning areas, I encourage you to make a time to discuss the report with the necessary teacher. Try email or Class Dojo.

There will be no music grade this semester due to ongoing staffing changes.

Receiving Your Child’s Semester 1 Report

Student reports will be emailed out to parents and carers on Tuesday 28th June. I strongly encourage you download a copy to a secure location, as the link provided will only work for a limited time.

If you have not received your child’s emailed report by Thursday 30th June, please get in touch with our front office team.

A paper copy is always available from the office if and when required.

The Fathering Project had its first face to face get together recently. Thank you to Mr Jon Brown for providing the pizzas for all male role models and their children. I know there are students already talking about the next one. Thanks also to Mr Paini, Mr Passmore and Miss Olivia who attended. Who won the best paper plane competition?

School Support Dog

The School Board have endorsed the school implementing a School Support Dog. Mrs Harrison presented to the Board about the positive impact this initiative can have in a school. We will provide detailed information about the program in week 1 next term and provide an option for parents to opt out of the program if they wish to. Students will not be forced to participate if they don’t want to.

Mrs Harrison and I are working with Reading Dogs WA Coordinator to plan a comprehensive framework so all members of the school community are aware of the ‘what, why and how’. Stay tuned….

Staffing News- Music Specialist

Unfortunately, Mrs Lines wont be returning in semester two in the music position. I am in the process of filling the position for semester two and will keep you all updated.

Finally, thank you to Deb and Martin Cockburn for donating an electric guitar and amplifier to the music program. I’m sure it will go to good use. Rock on…

I look forward to a bigger and brighter term 3, with face to face assemblies, Book Week and Athletics Carnivals being just some of the highlights.

I wish you all a great holiday break with your family. Stay safe, look after one another and see you all back on Monday 18th July.


Taylor Webb