From the Principal

Dear Families,


Thanks for the smooth start to term 4! Great to see our students remembering their hats and the Nude Food day last week. The bins in the schoolyard were certainly lighter on Friday when I emptied them! Keep up the great work and let us see if we can keep decreasing our waste each day.


Lawn mowing: Just wondering if anyone has a spare hour or so and could possibly mow the lawns at the front of the school and the nature strips? Our handyman is away on holidays until next week! It could be done after hours with daylight savings here if that suits… Let the office know if you can pop in. Thanks in advance.


Communication: We try very hard to communicate with families and set up conduits for this to be a two way set up. Staff are currently reviewing a document about the various ways communication occurs and the purpose for each, throughout the school.  We aim to have it published in the newsletter in the coming weeks.

Just a reminder, we have the following:

  1. Weekly newsletters on line via Skoolbag App, Sentral and our Web page.
  2. Skoolbag app for reporting absences and short timeline communication.
  3. Each area of our school has a platform to share children’s work. Prep-3: Seesaw, 3/4: Showbie, 5/6 use Google and Showbie.
  4. “I CAN” statements: are how teachers show each child’s progress through the Victorian
    Curriculum. These are “open” for families to view one week before and after each term break.
  5. Diaries: These are used in a variety of ways depending on the year level and teacher needs.


Emailing Staff: Some staff have shared their email addresses with families. This is purely an
individual decision. However, please respect that this is to be used during school hours, not after hours or weekends unless discussed with the teacher. We all need to have family or “own” time during these times.


Organisation: As term 4 ramps up and our social calendars begin to fill in the lead up to the end of the year, keep an eye on the newsletter for dates and excursions and timelines. Year 4 camp, Prep Zoo excursion, various Sports teams, Public Holidays, curriculum day, Swimming programs, graduations,
transition days are just to name a few! We all need to be organised! We will do our best to give as much notice as possible for these events so stay tuned to the newsletter and Skoolbag app.


Geelong Cup: The Department supports each local council allocating a public holiday. Sometimes it is the local show or another event. Geelong local holiday is for the Geelong Cup. This is scheduled for next Wednesday. On this day the school will be closed and all staff off site. No childcare will be available as has been the case every year. Enjoy the day with your children.


Curriculum Day: Monday 12th November is planned for a Curriculum Day (Student Free) to be ly ratified next Monday at School Council. So pencil this date in your diaries. It will be confirmed in next week’s newsletter. Cheryl will have OSHC available so book in quick!


Whole School Photo: Wednesday 15th November! Lock in your haircuts before the big day!


Congratulations: To our division basketball team who competed yesterday. Well done on representing our school.


Thank-you: Natalie Lee for coming in each week to process the children’s school banking.


Enjoy the rest of the week.



Scott McCumber

Acting Principal


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