End of term arrangements
As tomorrow is the final day of term 2, school will finish at the earlier time of 2.30 pm with students being dismissed directly from their class rooms. Gates will be opened by 2.20 pm. Please ensure a family member, or family friend is on site for pick up, unless your children make their own way home, or they are booked into Their Care.
Earlier an assembly for students in grades 3 – 6 will be held in the Gecko where we will present our appreciation to Caren. She will join me visiting all the junior classes earlier on Friday.
As it is the end of a challenging term, we will supervise the yard until 2.45 pm. By that time, we will expect the yard clear and students collected with the exception of the students booked into Their Care.
All the best to:
Anika and Ari Gupta from 3BC and 1TN who will be moving to Northcote, Tasmiah Bulbul from 1TN will be going to Tarneit and Kinshu Yadugani from 1JN and Vihaan Mothukuri from 1HP will be moving to Shepparton in country Victoria.
May everyone have some down time to relax and recuperate? I hope for those families who are planning to travel, your plans go smoothly.
We are hopeful we will return to the most normal setting with gates opening at 8.45 am and the students able to interact in the yard until line up at 9.00 am. Any changes, or adjustments will, as always be communicated through Updat-ed if necessary.
Schools are ever changing places and the movement of teachers is just one small part of that change. I have been a part of this school community since 1997 when I came as a Leading Teacher for the senior school, and taught a Grade 5/6 class. I am not going to tell you how old those students are now, nor mention that perhaps their children will attend here. I was fortunate enough to have many parent helpers in my room, they came on excursions, attended camp and made costumes for the school concert, baked me cakes and made me laugh.
The student population has more than doubled over this period, there was no air conditioning, no separate office areas for staff, and the canteen sold potato cakes and was run by parent volunteers. Our timetables were built around hours, not 50 minutes and no separate recess and lunch breaks.
There is only one original building (Wallaby) although it too has had some cosmetic work done over time.
Throughout parents have been integral to all components of school life, you have volunteered time, effort and energy to improve the school grounds, support our school programs, to aide in the development of the strategic plan and the evaluating of it and much, much more. I have worked with many of you on School Council developing policy and then improving our communication processes.
The Assistant Principal role has given me the opportunity to work closely with many of you as you navigate schooling and advocate for your children. There is no doubt that some students will find schooling a bit of a challenge at times.
Thank you for trusting me, Brendan and the staff to be able to provide a safe and caring place to be in.
It has been a privileged position.
|Fri 25 June||LAST DAY OF TERM 2 - Early Finish 2:30pm|
|Mon 12 July||FIRST DAY OF TERM 3|
|Thur 15 July
Thur 22 July
Thur 29 July
AFL clinic at Shorten Reserve - Grade 5s
|Mon 26 July||
CERES Excursion 6MP, 6MK, 5HK, 5KT - 9:00 - 2:45pm
|Monday 2 August||
CERES Excursion 6SM, 6TS, 5LC - 9:00 - 2:45pm
|Thursday 5 August||
Prep information session and school tour
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Dear parents, guardians, staff and friends!
This is the last week of term and it has been a term with lots of ups and downs in regard to lockdowns and restrictions. We are hoping that Term 3 we will be able to have an uninterrupted and relaxed Term for all those at TheirCare.
During this last week Preps have begun to walk themselves over to TheirCare as a trial for next term, they have shown great independence and responsibility. We will continue this for next term as the prep children get more resilient and confident at TheirCare.
This week the theme has been around the themes of the greatest showman and about being confident and comfortable with ourselves. We will be focusing on building relationships and helping children to gain confidence.
There is only one week to go before the holidays begin and spots are filling up fast, so please book in ASAP to secure your bookings. The theme of these holidays is ‘Full Speed Ahead’, we hope to see many of you during this time, these holidays will be filled with many incursions, excursions as well as lots of arts and crafts and in house days.
We are seeing more and more jackets get left behind, please ensure you are all checking our lost property bucket near the sign in desk! This will be emptied on Friday into the school’s lost property so please come and have a look if you feel like you’re missing something.
As a part of our community engagement, we will be starting a food drive later in the term to donate to those in need. If you can all start to look at your pantries and follow this space to see when we will be collecting.
For all families, if you have any questions about TheirCare and would like to come and have a chat please come visit us in Emu Corner in the morning or afternoon, alternatively you can contact us on the details provided and we will help you as best we can.
Luke, Nelly, Louise, Eleanor & Callum
Service Phone: 0487004072
Service Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Head Office: 1300 072 410
To Parents/Carers of Grade 5/6 students,
Due to the recent COVID restrictions we were unable to attend the previously planned excursions to CERES this term. We have luckily been able to reschedule our excursions so that students don't miss out on this fabulous learning opportunity.
Students in 6MP, 6MK, 5HK, 5KT will attend Monday 26th July (Week 3)
Leaving at 9am - returning 2.45pm
Students in 6SM, 6TS, 5LC will attend Monday 2nd August (Week 4)
Leaving at 9am - returning 2.45pm
Parent Helpers are required:
Please contact your student's teacher if you have a Working with Children's Check, have attended the FWPS Parent Helper Information Session and would like to volunteer to come on our excursion.
Shannon Mason for the 5 and 6 teams
On the 15th, 22nd and 29th of July the Grade 5 students will attend the AFL clinic at Shorten Reserve. These sessions will take place in the first two sessions of the day.