Home – School Partnership
Later this term, in the final week of March we will welcome parents into our classrooms for Parent Teacher Interviews. Whilst this will be an opportunity for parents to share information with their child’s teacher, our teaching staff will also be sharing with you the results of your child’s assessments and progress towards their individual goals. Your participation in the evening is crucial to the development of the Home-School relationship, we believe is paramount to each child’s success.
Labour Day Public Holiday
Please be reminded that we have an upcoming extra-long weekend for students across the state. Monday 8th March is the Labour Day Public Holiday and the school will be closed.
Our Foundation students move to full time!
Our Prep students will be attending school fulltime as of the week beginning Monday March 1st . Thank you to all of our Foundation parents for your support throughout the first four ‘Foundation–free Wednesday’ weeks. This has enabled the teachers to perform some valuable testing and assess each child’s entry level.
Teacher Professional Practice Days
In the Education State, we achieve excellence by consistently focusing on improving the achievements of learners across Victoria, whether it is through improving the quality of educational services or changing the way we teach. The most important thing we can do to improve student outcomes is to develop and improve the skills of our teachers.
The Victorian Government will continue to provide opportunities to develop professional, passionate teachers and Principals and equip them with the right knowledge and skills for a modern classroom. To ensure we support the learning and development of not only our students, but our teachers too; we are committed to providing professional development opportunities for our teaching workforce.
What are the professional practice days?
As part of the Victorian Government Schools Agreement 2017, teachers will receive one day per term when they are out of the classroom to focus on the improved delivery of high quality teaching and learning. On these days, an alternate teacher will be provided with the learning plan for the day and be well equipped to assist your child with their learning needs.
What this means for your child:
Your child’s teacher will spend four days per year further developing their skills in areas that are aligned to the school priorities. Your child will directly benefit from these improvements in their daily learning.
School photos are scheduled for Thursday 25th March. Please note this date has been rescheduled due to the three day lockdown last week which impacted bookings. To look our best and show pride in our school, as in all other days, students must wear their full school uniform for school photos.
Approximately 1 in 10 children and adolescents in Australia have asthma and often there are asthma “spikes” which can typically occur at the beginning of a school year. Below is a checklist to ensure that if your child is an asthma sufferer, they are prepared for the school year.
This week at assembly we: