Our PRIDE values of Perseverance, Respect, Initiative, Diligence and Excellence are very important to us at school. The children are reminded about what these values look like in many contexts around our school, including in the playground, on the sports field and when learning in the classroom. The leadership team of myself, Kelly Knowles and Michelle Butler give out PRIDE certificates when we catch children obviously showing our values, these are displayed in the office, before coming home with the children. It is one of our highlights to see these values being shown around our school. We acknowledge those children who get these awards in the newsletter. In the last two weeks, the children who have gained these awards are: Ivy Dakers, Cody Stephens, Rewan Tonkin, Yuvin Sarkar, Oscar Hou, Bella Henley
Cluster Swimming Event: It was great to see our children compete so well in the cluster swimming event held at Coatesville School. I’d like to thank Sharon Hilton-Jones for her organisation of the whole meeting, and Natasha Alexander and Michelle Butler who also supported at this event. Every time our children compete in these events their efforts and talent always make me so proud of them!
Shore to Shore Fun run/walk: We have the Shore to Shore fun run this weekend. I am looking forward to seeing the kids finish and we will have some refreshments ready for our school athletes at the end!
Digital Safety and Awareness for Parents in the home – Thursday 30th March – 6pm – 7.15pm in the school hall. This evening will inform parents about digital safety online and share information regarding the possible poor mental health outcomes associated with the misuse and overuse of digital devices.
Thank you for supporting our health and safety protocols for adults on site. These are important so we know who is at school and to ensure the safety of your children.
- To drop any items to the office like swimming togs or a lunch box.
- To call into the office if you are picking your child up for an appointment or to leave early. The office staff will then send for the child to meet you up at the office, this ensures we know who is on site at any time.
School Donations and Activity Contributions
These donations and contributions allow us to be able to run special days at school, have amazing trips for your children and keep the swimming pool running! Thank you for supporting us to give your child the best opportunities we can.
School Donation – $55 per term or $220 for the whole school year (this is the same as previous
years, however the discount for early payment has been removed). The amount for 3rd or
subsequent children will remain at $37.50 per term or $150 for the whole school year.
Classroom Activity Contributions – $40 per term or $160 for the whole school year.
Kindo is our preferred method for all your school payments. We also have links for you to follow on our school website in the Community Connect section or in the drop down on the Info tab.
If you have any trouble setting up your Kindo account, please follow the help links on the Kindo website.
We have recently visited our local kindergarten and other ECE providers and hosted an event for them at school. We are very lucky with the quality of these facilities. We have chatted to them about talking to their parent groups about ensuring that they remind parents to enrol with us early. The recruitment of a quality teacher takes time. The earlier we know we are starting a new class, the better chance we have of recruiting the best teachers for your children!
It’s lovely to see the children visiting and starting school with us. We are filling our existing classes rapidly! If you have a child who will start with us during term 2 or later in 2023, please contact the school. Enrolment forms are available on the school website. If you have friends who may also have children starting with us this year, please encourage them to get in touch (09-413 9838 or [email protected]).