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From the Principal Week 6, Term 2

 
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We are past the halfway mark of the term and I know teachers are working hard with their students to demonstrate their progress in their learning. Report cards will be issued in the last week of term indicating how your child is tracking towards their attainment of the Australian Curriculum achievement standards.

TransLink Review
TransLink will be conducting a review of bus services commencing 30
th May. During this time, TransLink Officers will be conducting tasks such as travelling on school bus services, following bus services and counting students getting on and off buses at bus stops. They may also meet with bus operators, parents and schools as necessary. They will be wearing or be able to produce photographic identification issued by the department.

School Review key findings
Please see below, the key findings from our school review earlier in the term. As we develop our next 4 year strategic plan, there will be both formal and informal opportunities to provide input into the school direction. Key pieces of this work will occur at P&C Meetings, which are now being held on the 3 rd Thursday of the month at 5:30pm.

The leadership team is united in their vision to improve the school to achieve the best possible learning and wellbeing outcomes for all students.

The school crest incorporates the motto of ‘Valuing Traditions, Inspiring Futures’ that is reinforced by the three core school values of ‘kindness, respect and learning’.

The school’s current improvement priorities are aligned to system wide priorities and local needs.

The leadership team drives improvements in teaching practices across the school and recognises the use of evidence based high yield teaching strategies is key to improving student learning and wellbeing.

The three levels of curriculum planning are apparent in the school, aligned to the systemic
requirements of the Department’s P 12 curriculum, assessment and reporting framework (P 12 CARF) for implementation of the Australian Curriculum (AC).

Teachers and school leaders take personal and collective responsibility for improving student learning and wellbeing.

Positive Education a whole school approach to supporting student learning and wellbeing, is embedded as the school philosophy.

Parents articulate a great sense of pride in the school and appreciation for staff members and their commitment to students.

A link was sent earlier in the week to gather some parent feedback on a range of areas. We  would certainly appreciate your constructive feedback on how we do things! Link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KKZ87C5
Have a wonderful, hopefully sun filled weekend
Kind Regards,
Jo McDougall
Principal

Eco Club Update
Litter less Lunch
Our 'vegie pod' gardens are going well and each week we are seeing our vegetables sprout and grow!! Our first whole school project is to hold a litter less lunch on Thursday 2nd June. We are aiming to reduce our soft plastics waste by raising awareness of the different ways we can reduce this waste in our lunchboxes. Some examples the students shared at parade were using alternatives to plastic wrap for sandwiches, such as beeswax wraps or sandwich containers that can be reused. They also shared the idea of buying a big tub of yoghurt and portioning it out into smaller re useable containers across the week instead of the yoghurt pouches. ​
We have challenged the classes to come up with a catch phrase for our litter less lunch and the Eco club will also award a prize to the class with the least rubbish on Thursday.


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Last reviewed 30 May 2022
Last updated 30 May 2022