WELCOME BACK TO TERM THREE
A very warm welcome back to school in Term Three to all of our school community! We hope you and your families had a nice break. It is great to see all these smiling faces from our students as they return. As the term progresses, students will continue to participate in a variety of learning experiences in the classroom and from external sources through incursions, excursions and school camp
PAYMENTS FOR INCURSIONS, EXCURSIONS AND CAMPS
A reminder that any payments to the school must be made by the payment deadlines provided. Once the payment option is closed on Compass we will not be accepting further payments. Also, a reminder that we do not accept cash payments.
2023 ENROLMENTS AND DEPARTURES
Please make sure you have submitted any enrolment forms to the office as soon as possible as we are currently in the process of confirming enrolments for next year.
If are planning on leaving Mckinnon Primary in 2023, it would be greatly appreciated if you could notify the school as soon as possible by emailing the office.
FEEDBACK ABOUT CONTINUOUS REPORTING AT MCKINNON
This is the last opportunity to provide feedback about continuous reporting at Mckinnon as the survey link will close on this coming Monday.
As mentioned last term we are keen to receive feedback about the continuous reporting process at McKinnon. We would like to invite you to complete this short survey to help us understand what you value in the reporting process.
Please use this link https://forms.office.com/r/nHWcJmeUbv
GOOD QUALITIES OF WRITING – CURRICLUM DAY WITH NARISSA LEUNG
We were very fortunate to have Narissa Leung come and work with staff on our Curriculum Day last Monday. Narissa is a passionate Literacy consultant, speaker, professional learning facilitator and course designer for all things literacy, leadership and good teaching and learning.
Narissa guided staff through her Good Qualities of Writing Professional Learning and provided us with valuable research-based teaching tools and strategies to enhance students’ writing, which staff are very excited about transferring to the classrooms.
MASKS IN SCHOOLS
As a result of recommendations from the Victorian Department of Health, the Department of Education are asking all students aged eight and over and all staff in all schools across Victoria to wear masks when in class (except where removing a mask is necessary for clear communication) from now to the end of winter.
Students won’t be required or expected to wear masks when outdoors and this expectation won’t stop student participation in the full range of school activities, including music, sport and performances.
Hope you all have a great weekend
Simone, David and Suzanne