Welcome back to another term. I hope you were able to spend some quality time with your family over the school holiday break.
I have finally succumbed to COVID-19 and Mrs Hodge will be Acting Principal until my return later next week.
Thank you to Mr Carmody and Miss McCosh for organising and leading NAIDOC activities and events in the last week of Term 2. I was amazed and humbled by what our school does to acknowledge, respect and celebrate our First Nations people and their culture. Well done to our students and Mr Kemp who created an incredible piece of artwork. It was fantastic to see many parents return to the school and be a part of our week.
Emailed Student Semester 1 Reports
It was great to see almost 100% of our families receive, open and read their child’s semester one report. Have you sat with your child and talked about some things they re doing well, and one thing that is a focus for this semester?
Firstly, I am pleased to announce Miss Julia Maclay as our new Music Specialist, working each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Miss Maclay comes highly recommended and will also be teaching in B4 each Monday. Welcome to our lovely school Julia and just in time for the return of assemblies hopefully.
Secondly, Mrs Rebecca Leigh has been appointed for semester two, as an Associate Principal on Mondays. Mrs Leigh is the Year 3, B4 classroom teacher.
Revised Business Plan
Endorsed by the School Board, and developed by staff and school leadership team, I am pleased to share with you an updated Business Plan.
What is a Business Plan? As an Independent Public School, we set clear targets (academic and non academic) for whole school improvement over a three year period. It defines what our improvement targets are, and how we are going to achieve them. I encourage our parent community to take some time to read it.
Why did it need an update? Over the last two years with COVID-19 and changes in staffing and leadership, a revised plan was needed to realign the needs of the school to strategies for improvement.
National School Opinion Survey
Every two years, schools are required to seek formal feedback from staff, students and parents. Our last survey was back in 2020. Over the next few weeks, you will be emailed a link to complete a ten minute survey that canvases your opinions and attitudes towards how our school is going. It is very important that you please complete the survey, as your responses are used to guide improvement. Every response helps, your response will make a difference. Ever wanted to give us some feedback- good or bad? This is your chance!
As mentioned in an email to all family representatives earlier this week, I remind you of the following and ask for your assistance.
As endorsed by National Cabinet as part of a nationally consistent approach, wearing masks indoors is strongly encouraged. We ask that your child wears a mask to school to keep our schools as safe as possible. Staff have also been strongly encouraged to wear a mask while at school.
We ask for your support to please explain to your child the importance of wearing a mask to reduce the risk of transmission in schools and the community.
You can support your school community to be COVID-19 safe by:
- wearing a mask indoors when visiting the school.
- ensuring your family stays up-to-date with COVID-19 and flu vaccines.
- testing your child for COVID-19 if they have symptoms or are a household close contact.
- keeping your child home if they are unwell.
- maintaining good hand hygiene.
To further support face-to-face learning and minimise disruption to students’ schooling, the WA Government will again be providing 20 free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) for each student.
We will provide you with further information in the coming weeks on how you can collect these.