We are delighted to have everyone back at school for the start of another year. It is great to see and greet the smiling faces of both students and parents after the long break. The school is looking refreshed with a new look, Duff Street yard improvement, air conditioning installed in the middle school (Area One) and painting completed in the library area. Thank you to all parents for preparing your children so well for school. Our first couple of days have illustrated our aim of a quiet, orderly learning environment.
There are always changes being made and this year we have made a significant change in the way our students are organised.
PREPS – AREA 2
JUNIOR SCHOOL (Years 1/2) – AREA 4
MIDDLE SCHOOL (Years 3/4) – AREA 1
SENIOR SCHOOL (Years 5/6) – AREA 3
The grade that your student is in will be identified by the year level first and then the teachers Christian name and surname. Examples are outlined below:
PIH – Prep Mrs Hagen
JKW – Year 1/2 Ms K Wynen
MMV – Year 3/4 Mrs Van De Hoef
SMS – Year 5/5 Mrs Schofield
We hope that this makes it easier for you to identify where your child is situated in the school. I will send a copy of the school map next week to show all parents where everyone is situated.
We have two new staff members that have been appointed and two returning members of staff.
Ms Cleasby Jones - Year 1/2 (replacing Mrs Leonard on leave)
Mrs McEwan – Year 3/4 (replacing Ms Zomer on leave)
RETURNING – BOTH FROM FAMILY LEAVE
Mrs Von Tunk (sharing with Mrs Listro)
Mrs Jessup (sharing with Ms Rowan)
We have a strict daily routine around the learning and teaching routine at our school. It is characterised by the following:
9.00 am to 10.00 am – CAFÉ READING
10.00 am to 11.00am – VOICES WRITING
11.30 am to 11.45 am – LUNCH
11.45 am to 12.45 pm – TiLER MATHEMATICS
12.45 pm TO 1.30 pm – Learn by Design
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm LUNCH BREAK
2.15 PM TO 2.30 PM – SNACK
2.30 pm to 3.15 pm Learn by Design
I will expand on each of these programs as the year progresses.