From the Principal

Dear Families,

Welcome:

Welcome back everyone to term 3. This term will again be a busy one so please:

* Keep an eye on the newsletter for information / dates etc.

* Try to keep to dates. This helps you and your child, and also others.

* Keep us informed of any changes in contact details.

We also welcome a number of staff to our school.

Firstly Lisa Harmer (Carmichael) returns after some family leave (Science), Deb Hose (3PD) and Abbey Loney (5MA) cover some long service leave.

SENTRAL: Reminder that parent access to reports and viewing of the ‘I-can state-ments’ closes this Friday. If you have not visited the site please do so before the end of the week.

Interviews: Review of the interviews and the log on process has highlighted the need for families to notify us whenever changes are made to email details. This pre-vented access to the SENTRAL platform in the majority of incidents where families needed assistance.

Congratulations: One of our past students, Fred Blackall, has been selected to rep-resent Victoria in the National under 12 basketball competition. We wish both Fred and the team all the best when the tournament is played in Darwin.

Trivia Night: The night is fast approaching and the tables are going fast. Get your group together and get ready for a night of fun and maybe a little challenge to our memory! We have also been very fortunate to have the support of so many individ-uals and businesses in order to put together a terrific range of items for the auc-tions which will occur on the night.

Don’t be slow and miss out!!!

Details on the night appear in today’s newsletter. Many thanks to the planning team.

Planning Days: Each term staff are meeting in teams to plan the curriculum deliv-ery for the term. This allows staff to share expertise and better plan for the year lev-el and their particular grade. We are fortunate to have a group of emergency teach-ers who are able to step in and seamlessly continue the program for the children. These teachers have all worked many times in our school, know the routine and the children are very familiar with them.

Puberty Program: The program is due to start with the children in year 5 and 6 on the 31st of this month. The information session for the program is set down for 7pm on Tuesday July 24th. It is important that families are aware of the program content and have the opportunity to ask any questions of the presenter of the program. Please make the time to attend and then decide, in an informed way, what the pro-gram is about and its suitability for your child.

Lost Property: A reminder that lost property is situated in the corridor through the middle door of the South Wing of our school. We try to return any item that is named to the owner but on occasions the name has been erased through washing. Please check the name is legible from time to time. Our students, like all children, discard jumpers etc when outside playing and forget to pick them up when the bell goes. I would love to have the solution to this challenge but I am unable to think of one (I would be a millionaire if I could!!!)

Office: Many would have already noticed a new face in the office. Sara is on leave for this week. We welcome Kathy and Lesley back to the school for the week. Kathy has worked in the office previously so, again, the transition has been smooth.

Regards, Gavan Welsh, Principal.

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