Canberra Tour Year 6

The Year 6’s had a terrific time in Canberra last week. They had an informative time dropping in on Tim Wilson at Parliament House, not to mention experiencing the interactive Questacon Science Museum!
It didn’t stop there, with the War Memorial and the Australian Institute of Sport incorporated into the fast pace tour, the students were very busy.

Thank you to team leader David Kefaloukos and the Year 6 Team Lucy Curl, Claire Brooks, Angela Henry for their planning and organisation. Also an additional huge thank you to the student teachers Shaun Beattie, Leah Mills and William Meng who went along to support 6E.

A big thank you to all staff for the constant care and supervision of the students whilst they were away developing their independence.

Enrolments – 2018

It’s that time of the year that we put out gentle reminders to all existing families of the school, to submit an enrolment form if you have a child entering the Foundation year in 2018.

The enrolment form can be requested from our lovely office staff or downloaded from the school’s website. Our planning, preparation and high levels of communication will assist you and your child in another smooth transition to primary school.

If you know a family, that lives in the school zone, and has a child/children who will commence in 2018, could you kindly give them a gentle nudge and remind them to make contact with the school to commence the enrolment process.

We are here to support you and address any queries you or they might have. We also offer school tours on Fridays with members of our leadership team, and bookings can be made through the office on 95781851. If you have any specific wellbeing matters or general queries specific to your child, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Rose or Mrs Tuyau.

2017 First Working Bee -Saturday 22nd July
We have scheduled our first Working Bee for this year. Our focus will be on preparing some areas for some much needed turf and a general tidy up around the school. Please make sure you save the date and come along and join us from 12 pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017. More information to come.

Year 1 Waste Warriors
The Year Ones have been working so hard clearing our yard of rubbish. It is a delight to see them taking action and making our school a nicer place to be!

First Aid @ McKinnon

Accidents at school do happen and as a staff we work extremely hard to provide high levels of care and ensure our yard is well supervised. However, when an accident does occur we have procedures in place both outside in the yard and during class time that direct your child to the care of our First Aid Officer – Deeksha Jayasuriya, who was employed last year for this role and is Level 2 trained. We also have a number of additional staff Level 2 trained and we continuously update their registration. This ensures that during any school activity, whether on site or away from the school our staff have the skills to undertake first aid responsibilities.

When a child is injured during the school day, they are directed to the First Aid room located in the main building. In the first aid room the Level 2 First aid officer assesses the student’s injury and where appropriate treats the child. Every child that receives treatment in the first aid room is sent home with a note to alert you of their visit.  When the injury or illness needs further care, we make direct contact with parents. Additionally, parents are always notified if there is a knock above the shoulders, just in case there are complications which can be delayed. We continue to remind students to seek immediate attention from any staff member across the school, especially staff wearing fluorescent vests on yard supervision and kindly ask your support in reinforcing this at home.


Reminder: Student Insurance

As outlined by Department of Education and Training parents and guardians are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. If you wish for your child to be insured for accidents at school, student accident insurance policies are available from some commercial insurers.


Thank You – Student Supervision

Thank you to the many families who have ensured their children are supervised before 8.45am and after 3.45pm. There is only supervision at school from 8.45am to 3.45pm. Parents are responsible for the safety of their child outside of these supervised times. If you are unable to supervise your child, you need to arrange care for them. Camp Australia provide before and after school care and can be contacted on 1300 105 343.
Simone Eirth, Natalie Rose and Suzanne Khatib