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From The Principal

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Principal - Mr Josh Jashari

Dear Parents and Families,

Week 8 Term 4

Composite Classes/Class Lists for 2022

Last year I produced an information sheet for parents detailing research behind the benefits of composite/split classes. This has been promoted in newsletters since the middle of Term 3 this year. It is inevitable that there will be a number of split classes next year as it will also be inevitable for your child be placed in a split class during their time in primary education. With this in mind please take the time to view this information through the following link:

Your child’s class placement will be texted to you before school commences next year. We anticipate that this will be on Friday 28th January 2022. This is different to previous years where class lists have been placed up around the school on the Friday before school starts. Many schools are now moving to this method which has received positive feedback from parents.

Communication Survey

Thank you to the 167 families/parents who responded to this survey. The data will now be interrogated so that we can develop a more informed approach to our communication strategy across the school.

Written feedback from one of the questions which asked parents to list one improvement to the newsletter included:

  • A number of parents commented that the calendar section could be more accurate and sometimes doesn’t have all the events listed.
  • Other parents indicated they would like a notification via email/message with link to indicate that it is available.
  • More student photos and focus on class events be included.

Parents also indicated that their preferred method of contacting the school administration office is via phone or email. They preferred to receive information through class dojo and/or in person when dropping their child off at school or phone call if they do not drop their child off.

Parents also indicated that they are currently accessing information about our school through

  • Class Dojo
  • Parent Link
  • School Newsletter

Strategic Planning

Our staff have been developing our Draft Business Plan for 2022-2024 over the last two terms and I am pleased to advise that this will be presented to the School Board at our next meeting for their input and discussion. The format of the plan reflects and aligns to the School Review process and sets a number of key targets and milestone that will be achieved over the next three years. Once it is completed and endorsed by the School Board copies will be available on our school website, Schools On Line and through the front office for hard copies.

Christmas Holiday Security

This is always a concern as we have in the past had damage to our property occurring over holiday periods. The school has installed a number of security cameras around the school and have been effective in identifying unwanted visitors. As this is only part of the solution we ask that our community keep a close eye on the school premises.

If you live close to our school and see or hear suspicious behaviour, please immediately contact School Watch Security or the Police.

Who to Contact:
School Watch Security T:1800 177 777
Police T: 131 444

The most important times for you to be vigilant will be during holiday periods as schools are unattended and therefore more vulnerable than usual to crime. Keep in mind that schools are generally large physical areas with multiple “blind spots”. If you hear unusual noises from within a school, such as glass breaking or banging noises, this might mean people are up to no good.

Look for unusual vehicles parked at a school on weekends or during holidays. Watch for groups “hanging around” on school grounds. This should not occur and can be one of the starting points for crime to occur.

We appreciate your support.

Kind regards,

Josh Jashari
Principal

School Development Days for 2022

Term 1

  1.   Thursday 27th January

  2.   Friday 28th January
(Students commence school on Monday 31st January)

  3.   Friday 4th March (Week 5 lead in to Labour Day)

Term 2

No School Development Day

Term 3

  4.   Monday 18th July (First day of Term 3)

Term 4

  5.  Friday 21st October (end of week 2)
(Students finish Thursday 16th December