Thank you to all our students and families for pivoting so quickly and adapting to our situation in the week just gone. Everyone is very pleased to be back today. If you haven’t read yesterday’s Compass post about dismissals from today, please do so. We can’t help but think this may happen again. With such short notice we all need to work together to make the experience a positive one.
School Council News
The first school council meeting of 2021 was held last night (17th February). The following points were discussed and endorsed:
Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Movie Night until November. We appreciate your support in this and share your disappointment. Everyone loves movie night so it will be rescheduled.
Our student/parent/teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday March 9th, the day after the Labour Day Holiday. At this stage we will wait to confirm if interviews are face to face or online. Students will only attend their conference on that day. For new families to our school, this is an opportunity to further build the home/school partnership. The conference will be an opportunity to share information and discuss goals. You will be able to log onto Compass and book a time from Friday 26th February 12 noon.
Please return your allergies plan if you have not done so yet. If you have any questions please contact Kim in the office. Only those who have been notified about their plans need to do this.
Family Contact Details
All students brought home a family contact details sheet. We ask that you make any changes needed and return to school regardless of if you had any changes or not. Thank you.
Nick Wakeling has been booked to present our Captain badges on Friday 26th February. Hopefully this will go ahead. Parents will be able to view on line and our staff will be taking photos for you.
School Council Elections
We had four parent positions up for nomination in 2021. Our successful candidates for our 2021 council are Danelle Shuttleworth continuing and we welcome Nadine Kamsteeg (mother of Blake and Cooper), Dave Brennan (father of Fletcher), and Trish Donovan (mother of Matilda, Violet and Levi) to the council. Libby Flanagan and Claire Keltie are joining as staff reps. Thank you to Josh Chamberlain and Louiza Norton for their input, particularly last year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank retiring councillors, Rachael Ashmore, Belinda Lane and Louise Greening, for their dedication and hard work. We are lucky to have members of our parent group happy to take on these roles.
Thank you to all our families and staff who attended our information nights. Valuable curriculum information and administration points were covered. P-6 term newsletters and went home last week and curriculum information has gone home this week.
Our online sessions had fantastic attendances, including 48 parents on line for 5/6. Obviously this is a very successful model that meets the needs of many families.
Just a reminder that if your child is unwell please keep them home to recover. Children who exhibit possible Covid19 symptoms will be sent home, along with their siblings. If a child has a test they will need to be cleared and free from symptoms. A medical clearance will only be needed if the symptoms linger after clearance. As you would appreciate, these things can move quickly and would impact on many people in our community.
A new Bookclub opportunity came home at the end of last week. Please remember all orders are now online. The order form has a link and instructions on how to do this. If you have queries contact the office.
Parent Helpers Course
Wendy Barr will be holding our Parent Helpers Course online in the coming weeks. Parents will need to complete the form when it comes out on Compass if they would like to attend. It will be offered during the afternoon. If you would like to attend but are working let Wendy know for alternative arrangements. This year we have renamed our course because it covers not only how you can help in the classroom but how you can support your child/children at home.
Monday 19th April - First day of Term 2
Wednesday 21st April- School Council meeting
Friday 23rd April- 1/2 Healesville Sanctuary
Saturday 1st May - Prep 2022 Open Day
Thursday 6th May - GNPA Mothers day stall
Tuesday 11th May, Wednesday 12th May, Thursday 13th May Naplan
Wednesday 19th May School Council meeting
Friday 21st May District Cross Country
Wednesday 26th May-Friday 28th May 5/6 Camp
Tuesday 1st June Divisional Cross Country
Wednesday 2nd June- 5/6 Winter Sport
Monday 14th June- Queens Birthday Public Holiday
Tuesday 15th June Regional Cross Country
Wednesday 16th June School Council meeting
Friday 18th June - GNPA Colour Run
Friday 25th June- Last day of School- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 12th July- First day of Term3
Monday 19th July- Dental Van
Wednesday 21st July- School Council meeting
Friday 30th July- House Athletics
Monday 16th - Friday 20th August- 3/4 Camp- 2 Groups
Wednesday 18th August- School Council meeting
Thursday 2nd September -District Athletics
Wednesday 15th September- School Council meeting
Friday 17th September- Term 4 ends- School Finishes at 2.30pm
Monday 4th October - Term 4 Starts
Wednesday 6th October -5/6 Summer Sport
Thursday 7th October - Divisional Athletics
Wednesday 20th October- School Council meeting
Thursday 21st October- Regional Athletics
Monday 1st November- Curriculum day (to be confirmed)
Tuesday 2nd November- Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Friday 12th November- Movie Night
Tuesday 7th December- Year 6 Transition day
Friday 17th December- Last day of Term 4
|PREP C||Ellie T||Excellence||For settling into the routines of school really quickly. Keep it up!|
|PREP A||Alex V||Excellence||For making a great start to Prep and trying his best in all activities!|
|1/2D||Freya C||Respect||For demonstrating the Golden Rule sensibly this week as she showed respect towards her peers and teacher.|
|1/2B||Isabella MacT||Excellence||Showing excellence by being a strong role model for all her classmates.|
|1/2N||Ruby G||Excellence||Striving for excellence in all her work tasks upon school return.|
|1/2C||Gracie L||Excellence||For being a fantastic role model for 1/2C and demonstrating our school values|
|3/4D||Matilda J||Respect||For demonstrating respect towards her peers and teachers|
For setting high standards when preparing your books ready to learn and respectfully listening and contributing to classroom discussions.
|3/4E||Eliana M||Excellence||For showing excellence by being a postive role model for her class|
|3/4K||Tyler S||Integrity||For demonstrating integrity by doing the right thing at all times.|
|3/4F||Maddie C||Respect||For showing respect to her teachers and peers by being a great listener during class discussions.|
|5/6O||Luke M||Respect||For showing respect to his peers, teachers and classroom.|
|5/6A||Carina H||Respect||For showing respect to her teachers and peers.|
|5/6G||Joelan B||Respect||For demonstrating respect and always helping his teacher and peers when he can.|
|5/6I||Ben S||Resilience||For trying his personal best despite the difficulty of having an injured hand.|
|5/6S||Taj W||Integrity||For having the courage to show emotion and ask for help in front of his classmates.|
|MUSIC||Oliver A 3/4K||Resilience||For his enthusiasm and resilience in Music this week.|
|LOTE||Jesse A 3/4K||Integrity||For integrity in his commitment to listening and learning in LOTE.|
|Excellence||For excellence demonstrated during class discussions about understanding abstract art.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Jack B|
|Resilience||For demonstrating resilience by adapting to challenging activities in PE.|
|PREP C||Maddison K||Respect||For always showing the Golden Rule to her classmates and teachers. Keep it up!|
|PREP A||Stella R||Respect||For always using good manners and being friendly to her classmates. Great job Stella!|
|1/2D||Zane G||Excellence||For showing excellence in all the activities he is assigned.|
|1/2B||Kai A R||Excellence||For demonstrating excellence in pursuing his personal best in all set tasks this week!|
|1/2GN||Caeden R||Respect||For showing respect towards his peers and teachers throughout the week.|
|1/2C||Jackson W||Respect||For always showing respect towards his teachers and peers.|
|3/4D||Hamish M T||Excellence||For striving for excellence in all subject areas.|
|3/4B||Keira McM||Respect||for always showing respect to your classmates and teachers.|
|3/4E||Daniel S||Respect||For demonstrating respect towards his peers and teachers.|
|3/4K||Eli J||Resilience||For showing resilience during our maths lessons this week!|
|3/4F||Tom K||Resilience||For demonstrating resilience by being in control of his emotions.|
|5/6O||Isla B||Respect||For demonstrating respect towards her peers and teachers.|
|5/6A||Lily C||Resilience||For confidently contributing to a group discussion.|
|5/6G||Georgia K||Excellence||For striving for her personal best in mathematics.|
|5/6I||Billy T||Respect||For offering assistance when someone was hurt.|
|5/6S||Talwyn G||Excellence||For showing excellence by stepping out of her comfort zone to participate in a focus group.|
|MUSIC||Jett J-P |
|Excellence||For his focus and excellence in making a song on the iPad.|
|Excellence||For excellence in writing Hiragana in L.O.T.E.|
|Excellence||For showing excellence in Art.|
|PHYSICAL EDUCATION||Vasilis M|
|Excellence||For striving to achieve his personal best in the 12 minute run.|
Camp Australia Outside School Hours Care and Holiday Club
We are proud to partner with Camp Australia to provide our Outside School Hours Care (OSHC) and Holiday Club programs.