This term has been an interesting and challenging one and has it felt a lot…
It is my great pleasure to welcome all our new and returning families to what is going to be a busy, exciting and important school year. I hope you have all had a chance to make the most of the warm weather over the break.
We are now on the countdown to school starting and I know many of you will have already started to organise stationery, shoes and uniforms in preparation for our start on Wednesday 3 February. I am sure most children by now are also getting excited about starting back, in the centennial year, for our school. On the 9th of February, we will be celebrating the beginning of our school centennial year with our children, as the school started on this date in 1921. We will send out more information of a number of other exciting centennial events coming up throughout 2021, after school starts.
Obviously with the recent COVID news yesterday, we will still need to be responding quickly to any changes to alert levels etc as they arise. In the case of any changes affecting our school, I will send an alert. At this stage our gates will open as normal at 8.15am until 9am and then in the afternoon from 2.45 to 3.15pm. Our hand sanitisers are still in place and we encourage your family to use them on entry. We also have the COVID scanning QR code displayed at both gates and again we encourage you to please scan whenever entering our school site.
Finally, I want to remind you that all the teachers have set aside Tuesday 2 February, between 8.30am and 4pm, for parents/caregivers to book a 10 min slot to come along and tell them all about your child(ren). I also have attached a printable form at the bottom of this post that you can fill in and leave with the teacher at the end of your session. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your priorities for your child this year, or for you to share what ‘engages your child’, along with key information that may help your teacher connect quickly and powerfully from ‘Day One’. The relationship between the teacher, child and parents is a major contributor to success at school, so if you are able to spare 10 mins, I urge you to come along and make the most of this opportunity. Get in quick to make sure you are able to secure the best time.
If you wish to also touch base with any of the Leadership Team (myself, Dawn or Shanthan) or an Office Angel, to discuss anything, or just to say hello, we will be around the office all day, and would love to see you; just drop in.
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Here’s to a brilliant 2021 school year!!!