Wow, how this year has flown by! It seemed like just the other day I was welcoming this year’s Prep students and parents to the school for the first time. By the time you read this article the academic year will be finished and Christmas will soon be upon you.
Can I say we have had a busy but very enjoyable year! Apart from all the ‘usual’ fun class teaching, sporting carnivals and great events, here are some features and highlights for the year:
In preparing for 2018 can we please ask that you allow the teachers, who only want the BEST for and who know your child here at school, to place them in the care of their next year’s teacher? This ‘student placement process’ is taken very seriously and is extremely inclusive and involved taking into consideration factors like: academic ability & rigour, gender ratios, student & teacher personalities & character, social / behavioural and emotional factors!
In the New Year, students will receive an informative “Welcome Letter” from their new 2018 class teacher notifying them as to which classroom they’ll be in. Thank you for your understanding, support and assistance in this regard.
– The amazing, long serving Mrs. Kerry Foster has resigned and Ms. Tegan Kunne has been appointed to the position of Prep Teacher for next year.
– Mrs. Bourchier’s husband has been transferred to Sydney for a year’s business contract so Jess is taking a year’s leave to go with him. Her replacement is TBA.
– Mrs. Desley Finlay’s one year contract for Louise McNabb has unfortunately not been renewed and her replacement is yet to be advised.
– Mrs. Penny Daley is going to further her studies and become the Primary School Head of Teaching and learning/Curriculum so Mrs. Julie Koplick will be replacing her in Grade 2.
We wish Kerry, Jess, Desley and Penny everything of the very best for the future and know the students will be in great hands with the wonderful replacement staff we will be appointing.
We continue to welcome parent involvement in the classrooms, at functions, sporting events, swimming and in all areas of the school so as to help the teacher but also to add value to your child’s education. It’s wonderful to see Mums and Dads reading to children, helping tie shoe laces after swimming and sitting on the bus going off on an excursion or camp. Please feel free to continue to offer your assistance to the staff!
Thank you everyone for a great 2017! We wish you all the best for the Christmas Season and an enjoyable safe holiday.
We look forward to seeing you on Monday the 22nd January 2018 for a fantastic New Year.
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