From The Principal
Dear Parents and families,
Last week I sent out a joint signed letter by Western Australian public, Catholic and Independent school Director Generals who are working together to provide COVID-safe measures across all schools to keep our students, staff and community safe.
As infections are rising I would like to highlight some key messages in this letter:
We are also encouraging our 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
- Maintain good hand hygiene.
Parents again will be receiving more free Rapid Antigen Tests. We will notify you when these arrive and can be collected.
The National Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)
NCCD is an annual, compulsory collection of data that counts the number of school students with a disability and the adjustments that those students are receiving. All schools across Australia collect this data. The data collection aims to enable schools, education authorities and governments to gain a complete understanding of students who are receiving adjustments because of a disability in schools, and how best to support them. All students are entitled to a quality learning experience at school. Schools are required to make reasonable adjustments, where needed, to assist students with a disability at access and participate in education free from discrimination and on the same basis as other students. Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all students and their families is essential. Personal details are not provided. Landsdale PS is completing the NCCD as part of semester two census in week 3.
For further information please contact the school.
Teaching Pool 2023 advertised: The school has advertised for teaching positions that may become available during 2023. This is currently ‘live’ on the WA Government Jobs Website and will close on Monday 1st August. A school panel will be formed to process the application and develop a pool of suitable applicants for our school.
Our school is in the process of moving into a new whole school Online Management System (Compass). The system will have 35 modules available which are divided into the following headings:
Learning Management and Wellbeing
Finance and Payments
Functions such as attendance and roll marking, SMS, email, push notifications, staff-to-parent chat, school fee payments, event ticketing, photo ordering, canteen ordering, reporting, up to date whole school calendar etc will be available along with a host of other school operation processes.
The Compass System will be a one stop shop that will service all the management needs of the school. Parents will have access to relevant aspects of the system through an app which can be downloaded onto their phone.
The transition into this new system will be done very slowly and is not expected to be fully functional until later next year. Staff are using some aspects of the system this year to familiarise themselves.
School Development Days for 2022.
4. Monday 18th July
5. Friday 21st October (end of week 2)
(Students finish Thursday 16th December 2022)