From the Principal

Dear Families,

Morning Tea: The staff were treated to a wonderful morning tea yesterday. Thank you to Marie, India and Clare who set up the goodies and organised the fare. We also were shouted a tea/ coffee to go along with the wonderful spread.  Our staff are so lucky to have the support of the parent body. We all deserve a pat on the back for the work we have done in 2020.


Graduation: Tonight is a special night for our Graduating Year 6 students. We are fortunate to have the opportunity to have a ceremony given the year we have had.

Truffleduck is the venue for this celebration. Thank you to the staff for their flexibility and assistance. We are all excited to be coming together to celebrate, what is for many, a 7 year       connection to other students, staff and our school. The only negative is that parents are not able to join us but I am sure they will enjoy watching on the stream which has been organised.

Thank you to Jeanie, Matt and Kelly who have made this happen.


Works over the holiday period:  We will be constructing an extension of the veranda to cover the deck outside the current Year 4 rooms.

The solar panels will be commissioned to be fully operational.

We are hopeful that new blinds for the heritage building will be able to be installed.

The usual Holiday clean will also occur.


Out of School Hours Care Accounts: We would greatly appreciate and outstanding accounts be bought into positive by the end of the week.

The service runs with the expectation that all accounts are positive at all times.


OSHC Survey: We have emailed out the 2020 survey to all families. This is to capture thoughts from all families. Hard copies are also available from the office.

Cheryl continues on leave for personal reasons. We wish her well and look forward to her  return next year.


Families leaving our school: a huge thank you to the following families who for various reasons will not be with us in 2021. Their support has been most appreciated by us all .

From children, staff and other families we wish them well, especially those leaving as their last child enters secondary school.

Adams, Atkins, Colquhoun, Emery, Georgievski, Gilby, Hamilton, Jelenko, Joyce, Keenan, Kerr, Lazzarotto, Maccallum, Mapleson, McKirdy-Wilson,  Miranda-Williams, Natt, Newman, O’Brien, Parker, Parks, Paton, Pitout, Reid, Renshaw, Shell, Stephens, Tran, Vague, Warita, Whitcher and Williams.


Final virtual assembly: We will hold our last assembly this Friday. At the moment it will be a virtual one again. The assembly will start at 2.15, followed by dismissal at 2.30.

A reminder that the crossing will not have Wendy until 2.30 so please take care if you are coming to school before that time.


Reports: Semester 2 reports are now available on Sentral. Thank you to all staff who have contributed to these documents. Please celebrate the efforts put in by all. We have a great group of children who will be and are terrific members of our community.


Staff: At this time of the year we are unfortunately in the position of bidding farewell to some staff. This is caused by a number of factors but we are extremely fortunate to have the high quality staff at Chilwell.

Kelly Jelenko will not be on staff in 2021. Kelly has been a long term teacher at our school in various positions. We thank her for her commitment and support especially with our year 6 this year.

We sincerely thank all teachers for their dedication to education, our students and our community. As I have stated the calibre of our staff is a definite strength.


Holidays: Over the holiday period we encourage as many of our families as possible to utilise the grounds. Please be vigilant if you see any misuse of the facilities. If you are

uncomfortable reminding people of the correct manner in which to use our grounds, please ring the police who will assist.


Merry Christmas:  To all our students, staff, parents and extended families, could I thank you for your support through all the challenges of 2020. It has highlighted the strength that this community has in supporting one another.

Have a great Christmas break with family and friends. I look forward to a more normal 2021.

To families leaving, again I thank you for your support and commitment to our children.


Gavan Welsh

Principal Chilwell Primary School.


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