Kindergarten, Pre Primary and Nature Play Build
Over the holiday period major sewage works were carried out across the school oval. This has now been completed and the grass will be replaced shortly. Now that the sewage has been completed works on the original project have commenced. I have been advised that works should now be on target for an end of term finish. As you can see by the above photo some of the Kindy children were completing their own plumbing work, I did consider hiring them to assist with our build!
Mother's Day High Tea
On Monday morning the Year 1 class ran a special Mother's Day prayer service. This Prayer service was followed by a Mother's Day High Tea in the school hall. The P&F came in on Sunday and spent 6hrs transforming the hall for this occasion. The event was attended by over 50 Mums, Grandmothers and Aunties. They shared in delicious food, coffee, tea and had a surprise performance from the Year 1 students. A big thank you to the P&F for all the effort they put into making this such a memorable occasion for all.
Next week our Year 3 and 5 children will take part in The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). NAPLAN is an annual national assessment for all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. It involves reading, writing, language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and numeracy assessment. This year we will be administering NAPLAN online. NAPLAN Online will be held from the 15th May to the 25th May 2018. Teachers have been made aware of the test formats and will support all students throughout the assessments. We ask that parents assist by explaining to their child that NAPLAN is only one small part of their school program and that all they need to do is try their best.
15th May - Writing Year 3 (Written) Year 5 (Online)
16th May - Reading (Online)
17th May - Language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation) (Online)
18th May - Numeracy (Online)
20th-25th May- Catchup
STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS 2019-2021
Last week we sent out to all families the information and link to the Catholic Education Commission’s Strategic Direction Survey. Many parents have been involved in Catholic Education for many years either through their children or even personally themselves. This short survey seeks some feedback on some key areas in Catholic Education here in WA and I would urge you all to take the time to complete the survey and assist in this important exercise in gathering data. Hard Copies are available from the officer or visit https://connect.cewa.edu.au
Survey closes this Friday, 11 May.
Code of Conduct
Each fortnight we focus on a conduct statement. This week I have included Conduct statement 11
You act reflectively and ethically.
- You engage with the school reflectively and ethically to ensure that you consciously put student safety and well-being at the forefront of your behaviour and decisions.
- You develop and maintain appropriate and best practice advice, support and care for each student and their family.
- You evaluate your conduct and competency according to this Code, the terms and conditions of your relationship with the school, and school policies.
- You contribute to the professional development of school staff as appropriate.
- You contribute to continuous improvement by supporting opportunities to record, assess and learn from incidents involving student safety and well-being.
- You advise the Principal of any reduction in your capacity to act in the best interests of the safety and well-being of students due to health, social or other factors, while you seek ways of addressing the deficiency.
- You take care of the safety and well-being of all members of the school community so that you all may fully contribute and cooperate in providing for the safety and well-being of students.