STUDENT LEADER BADGE PRESENTATION
It was an assembly of celebration earlier this month as our Year Six student leaders and Student Representative Council members received their badges. A big thank you to Nick Staikos MP who came along to share this special event. The school captains Andrew, Scarlett, Jasmine and Ayaan gave superb speeches outlining their commitment to leading the school on behalf of all our students, with a particular focus on wellbeing and student voice. It was a lovely celebration to be a part of and it was so nice to be able to welcome parents to the assembly to be a part of this event with their children.
KINGSTON DIVISION SWIMMING CARNIVAL
Congratulations to our swimmers who went off and competed at the Kingston Division Swimming Carnival on Monday. They all have done extremely well to make it this far and represented our school with pride and resilience. Congratulations to all our swimmers and to Ruby and Ross Wallace who are going through to the next level of competition.
2023 ENROLMENT FOR FOUNDATION BEGINS
We held our first 2023 Foundation Information session earlier this week. We are currently running tours every Wednesday morning. This session was an opportunity for parents to get a whole school perspective. The school leaders presented along with specialists and Foundation teachers. This night went extremely well with our staff shining as they shared knowledge of our programs at McKinnon. It was an outstanding display of professionalism and knowledge at McKinnon Primary.
PARENT CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
There was a good turn up to the AGM of the Parent Club, members were both present in person and online. We reviewed the year of 2021 and planned for 2022. With the following office bearers being elected.
Congratulations to our elected representatives:
President – Rebecca Newboult
Vice President – Robyn Leicester
Secretary – Angela Luangrath
Treasurer – Jas Sutaria
School Council Community Member: Brianna Wood
Parent Club were also able to confirm the following volunteers and set tentative dates for coming school events which will be reviewed by council on Monday night at their first meeting.
|Lost Property||Angela and Minh Dang||Entire Year|
|Book Club||Yee Lee Tan||Entire Year|
|Sausage Sizzle||Sukant Gupta||Entire Year|
|Mother’s Day||Rakesh Sahu||Friday 6th May|
|Father’s Day||Still Looking for a volunteer||Friday 2nd September|
|Colour Run||Minh Dang||Thursday 20th October|
|Disco||Rebecca Newboult||Thursday 28th July|
|Second Hand Uniform||Angela and Minh||Entire Year|
|Sick Bay||Carly Griffen||Entire Year|
|Teacher’s Thank You Lunch||Rakesh Sahu||Friday 28th October|
BUNNINGS BBQ A GREAT SUCCESS
Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising sausage BBQ event at Bunnings on the weekend. Whether it was helping on the day, visiting for a sausage or just coming down to say hello, all support was appreciated. The year level who had the most visits was Year Three. All Year Three students will receive a Zooper Dooper before the end of the term. I would also like to thank Bunnings Moorabbin and Bakers Delight who donated various goods. A huge thank you to Sukant who organised this event from start to finish with help from many people in our community. It was terrific to see our community edging toward more normal than not! More news to come next week about the end of term sausage sizzle for our community planned for Thursday 7th April from 5-7pm on the school oval.
We would like to remind families that the Department of Education does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents/carers of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance or transport as well as any other transport costs.
It is the responsibility of parents/carers to look into their preferred options for insurance/ambulance cover. The Department cannot provide advice to families on the purchase of individual student accident policy or ambulance cover.
Private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.
This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys, sporting equipment and cars parked on school premises. As the Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property, students and staff should be discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.
HARMONY WEEK AND BULLYING NO WAY DAY
This week students and teachers celebrated Harmony Week in their classrooms and in the library. In the library students had the opportunity to listen to their peers read stories in their mother tongue languages, share stories/fables from their culture, read about a range of different cultures and create a ‘heritage hot-air balloon’.
The Year Six Wellbeing Captains and the SRC wanted to draw the connection between Harmony Week and Bullying No Way Day and recognise this day by wearing a touch of yellow or orange. There were so many ideas these students came up with that they have decided that Bullying No Way Day will be a launch to then host lots more activities and engagements to support the Bullying No Way message. Please look out for some more of these events in the future which include anti-bullying art work, videos, speeches at assembly, holding a “kind words” day, recognising kind students in the playground with stickers/awards, relaunching the Playground Pal initiative, to name a few.
Hope you all have a great weekend,
Simone, Suzanne and David