HAPPY HOLIDAYS

We would like to wish all our families a safe and happy holiday. If your football team is still participating in the finals we wish you all the best.

END OF TERM SAUSAGE SIZZLE

A special thank you to Julia Henery who has stepped down as our end of term sausage sizzle coordinator. Julia has been coordinating this event for many years which has raised thousands of dollars for the school. Thanks for your time and dedication Julia. We would like to extend a warm welcome to Glenn Parry who will be our new coordinator.

ATTITUDES TO SCHOOL SURVEY

At McKinnon Primary we respect and highly regard our students’ opinions. We implement measures to connect with students on a daily basis. One of these measures is the annual Attitudes to School Survey. This allows students in Years Four – Six to officially complete an online survey. This survey covers all aspects of school and provides a wonderful opportunity for students to anonymously provide some feedback to the school. Our students have indicated that they are extremely satisfied with our school and we are passionate about striving for ongoing improvement and this is the focus of our daily work. The following results show you the level of satisfaction. Comparative to like schools and state performance, our students are in the highest category of satisfaction.

2019

Planning for the 2019 school year is well underway. If you are planning on leaving the school next year please let me know as soon as possible. This will help us to plan strategically for classes and programs for next year.

 STUDENT ILLNESS: – HYGIENE AND WASHING HANDS

The school has received reports of a number of students that have been struck down with a virus over the past week or so. It is a timely reminder of the importance of observing good personal hygiene in an attempt to avoid the spread of germs. The better health website suggests: “one of the most effective ways we have to protect ourselves and others from illness is good personal hygiene. This means washing your hands, especially, but also your body. It means being careful not to cough or sneeze on others, cleaning things that you touch if you are unwell and putting items such as tissues (that may have germs) into a bin. Our teachers discuss these behaviours with the students, however please consider this a good time to remind your child/ren of what they can do to avoid infection and maintain their health. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

See you all in Term 4

Ben, Suzanne and Ange

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