From The Principal
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
We are approaching the end of term 1. There have been some wonderful opportunities this week to celebrate the diverse community that we live in and celebrate Harmony Day. Thanks to all those families who contributed special food from their homes to our FoodFest. It has been wonderful to see the support for this event post COVID. All the money raised from our orange/multicultural dress day and the FoodFest is going to the UN Earthquake Appeal for Children in Syria and Turkiye.
You may be aware there has been a shortage of qualified swimming teachers, this has impacted on In-term swimming having enough staff to provide a full 9-day swimming series for our year 1-4 students. Thank you for your understanding and continued patience with the changes. Swimming lessons are an important life skill for young people in Australia and I encourage you to make a commitment to either the 4-day or 5-day series our students are participating in.
The year 3 and 5 students have now finished NAPLAN testing for 2023. The data will be available in second semester and is used by teachers to inform the plan, teach and assess cycle.
On Monday 24th April the school community will be having an ANZAC assembly. The assembly will follow a slightly different format from previous years but will still contain the ANZAC message that we all value. Parents and community members are invited to join us at 1.30pm on Monday 24th April for a 1.45pm start. Students from Pre-primary through to year 6 will be attending. Further information will be in the next newsletter and on the school dojo story.
The parent community has raised a few issues with our current school uniform, mostly around the fabric. Tudor Uniforms have committed to work with the school to look at the issues and seek a solution. I'm setting up a small working party to work with Tudor, the school and parent community. The working party would have 3 parent members, ideally someone from early childhood, junior primary and upper primary. If you are interested in being part of the working party, please email me your expression of interest by Friday 31st March Natalie.Bracegirdle@education.wa.edu.au
Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Quiz night on 31st March. See posters around the school for further information about the evening.
Check out the school calendar for upcoming events.
Enjoy the week.
Term dates 2023
Term 1 Wednesday 1 February -Thursday 6th April
Term 2 Monday 24 April-Friday 30th June
Term 3 Tuesday 18 July-Friday 22nd September
Term 4 Monday 9 October-Thursday 14th December
School Development Dates 2023
Friday 3 March (term 1)
Monday 17 July (term 3)
Friday 20 October (term 4)