OFFICIAL OPENING OF OUR NEW OVAL
Today we celebrated the official opening of our new school oval. Our school captains ran the ceremony and introduced our guest speakers Carly Griffen (School Council President) and Nick Staikos (Member for Bentleigh). The ceremony concluded with the cutting of the ribbon to open the oval.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, Nick stayed behind to receive some first-hand experience and coaching from our Year Three students.
TERM TWO ENDS!
A reminder that Term Two concludes on Friday 29th June at 2.30pm.
Student Reports will be posted on Compass today. Staff have been working extremely hard on the reports and we are sure you’ll appreciate the comprehensive and thoroughness of your child’s report. If you have any feedback regarding your child’s report please inform the school at your earliest convenience.
Staff this week were involved in planning days. This provides an opportunity to plan a robust and engaging Term Three curriculum. Student feedback is highly valued in this process as we concentrate on differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs, wants, interests and capacity of our capable students.
THREE WAY CONFERENCES
Just a reminder that on Tuesday 26th June from 2:30 pm – 7:00 pm, we will hold our Three Way Conferences in your child’s classroom. Please ensure you make your booking via Compass.
ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL AND THE BEGINNING OF AN SMS ABSENCE WARNINGS
It is your responsibility in ensuring that your child/ren attend school every day and provide an explanation for their absence via Compass. It is appreciated when families let us know in advance of any upcoming absences or let us know in the morning if your child/ren won’t be at school. It is also essential that you provide us with your most up-to-date contact details to support us in following up on any unexplained absences. This system will be introduced on the first day of Term Three. If your child is absent on a particular day without reason (an unexplained absence) you will receive a text message from the school checking that you know that they are absent. Please respond to these SMS messages as soon as you can.
SCHOOL COUNCIL SUMMARY
We had our School Council meeting this week along with our AGM. Thank you to the parents who attended. At the meeting we discussed:
- Summary of the new Digital Technologies curriculum at McKinnon Primary School
- Presented the 2017 Annual School Report
- Approved the Year Five Camp to Grantville Lodge
- Approved minor changes to the 2018 Budget
- Approved the hiring facilities for a Let’s Write and Sports Star Academy
Have a great weekend
Simone, Ben and Suzanne