Principals Update Week 8 Term 4

With just over two weeks of the school year remaining there is a lot of important information in this latest update.  I will be outlining the class structure for 2021 below. Notification of teachers to the classes will be communicated to the community on Monday December 14 via Connect and final class lists will be placed on the school website on Wednesday 16 December from 2.30pm. Reports will be emailed to parents on the afternoon of Wednesday 16 December.

School Server

In Week 9 the school’s administration server which provides us with our internet and phone services is being replaced. This means that the school will communicate with parents from Wednesday 9 December – Friday 11 December, where needed, using the school mobile phone. If you need to contact the school because your child will not be attending or any other important reason, the number is   0410 698 419.

Third Party Services in Schools – Changes Effective January 2021

From January 2021, changes to The Department of Education’s Student Online in Public Schools Policy and procedures will come into effect. The changes will affect the way that schools manage online third party providers and the risks associated with disclosure of student’s personal information to online third party providers. A Connect notice with more detailed information was put out on Connect by Mrs Stewart earlier this week and a hard copy note will also be coming home this week.

Class Structure for 2021

As you can appreciate organising classes relies heavily on student numbers in each year level. Student enrolments for next year are currently around 435. The 2021 class structure is:

Year Level

Kindy A
Kindy B
Kindy C
Year 1
Year 1
Year 1/2
Year 2
Year 2/3
Year 3
Year 3
Year 4
Year 4/5
Year 5
Year 5/6
Year 6
Year 6

A rigorous process has taken place to allocate students to classes. This whole school process focuses on the whole child and what is best for them educationally, socially and emotionally.

Public Speaking Showcase

A public speaking whole school focus occurs biannually, providing an opportunity for all students to develop their speaking and listening.  This year we decided to focus on poetry with students reciting entertaining poems, some of which they wrote themselves.  Last week, a selection of students from each class in years one to six had the opportunity to showcase their talents at our school event. The audience was moved by the performances as the children displayed an impressive level of confidence and pizzazz.

A special mention for both Georgia and Hayley who both recited their own poetry!

French Sticker Competition

Last term Madame Wilderspin worked with the Year 6 students on a sticker competition conducted by the Teachers of French Association. Congratulations to Sundy who was awarded a runner up prize for her outstanding entry.

Edu Dance Concerts

We are looking forward to parents attending these fabulous concerts next Monday and Wednesday. It would be appreciated if parents could put sunscreen on their children before they leave for school on the day that they are performing. Teachers will encourage students to do the same prior to the concert.

PP-Year Awards Assembly and Graduation Ceremony

These events are being held in Weeks 9 and 10. All students will be attending and parents of those students receiving awards have been invited. Student councillors and faction captains for 2021 will be also be announced at this event. Parents of graduating Year 6 students will attend the graduation ceremony along with their younger siblings who attend the school. Older siblings have also been invited to attend and will watch from outside of the undercover area.

We are all very excited to be able to hold these events with parents in attendance.


Lyn Dawson

2 December 2020