This week we welcomed Yasmin Irani to our team as an Education Support Officer. Yasmin will work across the classes with teachers to support students. Next week we welcome Year One teacher Miss Jacqueline Drake who will be 1C’s class teacher. Next term we welcome Ms Robyn Meier as 5D’s class teacher.
Year Six Camp
There were lots of tired faces last Friday as the Year Six Camp buses rolled in! The students had a very busy time visiting Science Works, the War Memorial, Parliament House and many more Canberra sites. A huge thankyou to the staff who attended: Lucy Curl (Camp Leader), Andrew Kearl, William Meng, Kieren Reith, Ashley, Catherine Hales, Bianca Tomaino, Angela Henry, Ana Farrell and Andrew Lusted. The camp was a huge success.
The theme for NRW2019 is ‘Grounded in Truth, Walk Together with Courage.’ National Reconciliation Week (NRW) runs annually from 27th May – 3rd June. These dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision, respectively. Each year National Reconciliation Week (NRW) celebrates and builds on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The dates that bookend the week are significant milestones in the reconciliation journey. May 27th—Marks the anniversary of Australia’s most successful referendum and a defining event in our nation’s history. The 1967 referendum saw over 90 percent of Australians vote to give the Commonwealth the power to make laws for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and recognise them in the national census. 3 June—Commemorates the High Court of Australia’s landmark Mabo decision in 1992, which legally recognised that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a special relationship to the land—a relationship that existed prior to colonisation and still exists today. This recognition paved the way for land rights or Native Title. Over the last two weeks throughout classrooms and across the school we have recognised this significant time in our history. We were lucky enough to hear from student representatives last week.
2018 ANNUAL REPORT AND EXTENDED INVITE TO THE ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING
Please come along to our School Council annual public meeting being held on Monday 19th August at 6pm. During this time, we will present the school 2018 Annual Report. During the meeting, we will be discussing highlights of the 2018 year and future directions. The 2018 Review Report and 2018-2021 Strategic School Plan will be outlined.
WINTER MONTHS AND NAMING BELONGINGS
With winter now upon us, we remind all families to be vigilant in negating the spread of colds and flu. We have had some children attending school when they are really not well enough to be here. For the sake of the other children, and the staff, if your child is ill please ensure they have had adequate time to recover before they return to school. Please remind your children about hygienic practices e.g. use of tissues, covering your mouth when you cough and regularly washing hands. Thank you for your cooperation with this. Additionally, please ensure that all school uniform items are clearly named and labelled. This will help to return any found items to their rightful owner.
2020 FOUNDATION ENROLMENTS
Our enrolment process is well underway, we have already received many enrolments for 2020. Please ensure you enrol your child as soon as possible so we can hold a spot for them! Having a solid indication of student numbers allows us to effectively plan for 2020 home groups and staffing. Thank you to the parents who have already enrolled for next year. If you need an enrolment form, they are available from our website or the office.
A reminder of the upcoming disco to be held on Thursday 20th June. We have planned for three disco sessions:
Foundation-Year 2 (1.30-2.30pm)
Year 3-Year 4 (3.15-4.30pm)
Year 5-Year 6 (5.30-7.00pm)
Thanks to the Parents’ Club team and all the staff and parents who have offered their support for this enjoyable activity for the children.
Have a great weekend,
Simone, Ben and Suzanne