Our China Study Tour group has arrived at our sister school in Changzhou. They have travelled by plane, bullet train and bus to Shanghai, Nanjing and Changzhou. The students and teachers are enjoying the experiences offered and can’t wait to share them with the whole school next term.


Last Thursday evening the Year Six students conducted their Exhibitions. The central idea of the exhibition was “Our body is made up of systems that are affected by the choices we make.” All students demonstrated the PYP attributes and learner profiles while preparing and presenting for their exhibition. The Learning Centre was abuzz with excited students and interested parents. Well done to all involved in making this evening a huge success.


Parents are reminded not to approach any other student in the school yard. If you do have a concern about your own child’s welfare please speak directly with your child’s teacher.


A reminder that our SunSmart policy commenced at the beginning of September. Students are asked to wear their SunSmart hats for all outdoor activities. We will be enforcing our ‘NO HAT NO PLAY’ policy from the beginning of Term 4. Therefore children are asked to bring their hats (making sure they’re clearly named) each day next term.


Planning for the 2020 school year is well underway. If you are planning on leaving the school next year, please let the school know as soon as possible. This will help us to plan strategically for classes and programs for next year.


We regularly hear feedback of times when some of the students don’t display safe practices when crossing nearby roads. Students are reminded to concentrate when travelling around roads and especially when crossing roads. We have three crossings that are provided to support students travelling to and from school safely. Additionally, students are reminded that the wearing of helmets is compulsory for anyone riding or scooting to school. Parents are also reminded to please observe local parking restrictions as we often have local council officers patrolling the neighbouring streets and issuing fines accordingly.


This week we all participated in McKinnon Primary’s first ever whole school Student Led Conferences. The feedback from parents and students has been extremely positive. These conferences are a great way for students to articulate the learning journey over the term and share their experiences with adults.


The Leadership Team would like to thank all the staff for their hard work this term. Staff, on many levels, have gone above and beyond for our students. Examples of this were; when we had over 20 staff on-site to support the Year One students for their ‘Big Night In’, all the book week celebrations and hosting our sister school on their visit. Thanks for all your hard work, we as a leadership team really appreciate your efforts.


Today is the final day to submit your 2020 class placement requests. Please be informed that your request must include specific learning need your child has and needs to be considered. All requests must be in writing and emailed to the school’s email with Class Placement 2020 in the subject line.


Simone. Ben and Suzanne