From the Principal

Dear Families

 Morning Tea: 

The staff were treated to a wonderful morning tea. Thank you to Marie and the team for putting this together. We were also shouted a coffee/tea as part of the thank you.  Our staff are extremely lucky to have the support of the parents in our community.

As I have mentioned we all deserve a pat on the back for the effort we have done over 2021.



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.



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.

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 and Matt who have made this happen.


Works over the holiday period:

  • Cleaners will be undertaking their annual clean.
  • Our gardener will continue his great work.
  • The holiday program will be conducted.
  • The Basketball and netball courts will be painted. This has been a long time coming so fingers crossed for fine weather.


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.


Families leaving our school:  

A huge thank you to the families who for various reasons will not be with us in 2022. 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.


Final Assembly: 

A reminder that our last assembly will begin at 2pm on Friday and dismissal will be at 2.30.

This will be our last opportunity to thank our year 6 students for their work in leading our school.

Please be reminded that the crossings do not have a supervisor until 2.30 so take care crossing roads.



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.

Samina Chea and Kellie Thomas will not be on staff in 2022. Both have either been successful in another position in a school or returning to their base school.

We thank them for their work and commitment to Chilwell over the past 6 months.

Next year we welcome back to Chilwell Kim Hamilton and Carly Eddy who have been on leave or secondment to another school.

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 at our school.



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 2021. 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 an even more normal 2022.


Gavan Welsh

Principal Chilwell Primary School.


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