WELCOME BACK TO TERM 3 – I hope everyone had a good and restful break. I have heard about lots of holidays and fun activities children had during the holidays as I visited classrooms early in the week. It was great to see so many smiling faces happy to be back at school with their friends. It was amazing to see how quickly students settled back into their routines, there is a nice feeling in the school.
While I say welcome back to a new term, I would like to welcome the new families who enrolled with us for the first time this term. We have had fourteen new enrolments this week, so a special welcome to our new students and their families. I am sure you will enjoy your time here at our wonderful school.
Over the last term, Nick Chatley and I have been working on the school website. Over the break, the website was closed down. We aim to provide information for you, so if you don’t have enough information about any particular issue please let us know because we want to ensure our families receive relevant details in a timely manner. While we are pleased with the new website, it is a project under constant construction and we hope to improve and update the website throughout the years ahead. It will go online in the coming days. In the mean time please enjoy this hard copy of our newsletter. Obviously this requires a lot of paper and therefore not sustainable in the long-term.
Some students are still arriving at school before teachers are on duty. Please ensure your child/ren do not arrive at school before 8.30am. Any students who are at school before 8.30am will be sent to the Before School Care Program where they can be supervised in a safe environment. This will incur a cost to families, but this is unavoidable as children must be supervised as our duty of care. Before school and often, immediately after school teachers, classroom assistants and office staff have a number of responsibilities and meetings to attend and for this reason we are unable to supervise students. This is why the before and after school care program exists. You are therefore encouraged to use this service if or when you need. Students have been dropped off as early as 8am at the 7Eleven store near the school and told by parents to wait there for a while before coming over to school. This is not acceptable and if students are seen by staff they will be taken to before school care for their own wellbeing.