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No 14 October 9

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A Word From The Principal 2

It was mixed emotions when I listened to Dan Andrew's announcement on the 27th of October. I was sad that I was still unable to visit my son and his partner who I have not seen in person for quite some time but I shed tears of joy when he said that all of our children could come back to school on Monday. Mr Bodley and I texted each other straight away with happy smiles.

Our on-site children have been so excited this week knowing that they will be able to see all of their friends again, go back into their own classrooms and have their own teacher everyday. It has been very tricky for them with the different expectations of the different staff members supervising them each day. 

Expect your children to come home tired and maybe a little frustrated. They have been home for nearly six months apart from the odd week here and they. It will be like beginning a new year for them, getting used to routines both at school and at home, having to complete work within different timelines and really, just getting used to being at school again. We will all need to be patient with them and each other. 

Your child's health and wellbeing will be a most important concern. Some of our children have excelled in their learning while at home whereas some children may seem to have not achieved anything. We will be working hard to help them catch up on their missed learning. This will not happen over night, it will take time. If you have any concerns please contact either your child's teacher, Mr Bodley or myself.

Hopefully Monday will be sunny so that the camera can come out so that a lot of welcome back photos can be taken.

I can't wait for Monday.

Kerryn Riley

2021 Prep Enroment

Enrolment is open for 2021 Foundation students and transition sessions are well underway. Please contact the office on 9789 3288 for more information.

Assembly

Our next assembly will be on Friday 16th October at 2:30pm. At this assembly will will be presenting our Remote Learning Awards for Term 3. Unfortunately parents are unable to attend this assembly on site but hopefully we will be able to have your attend via Mrs Riley's room on Webex.

Preparing your child to come back to school

Nat and Naomi have put together some tips and resources to help you prepare your child to return to school. Please watch the "Five quick tips for a successful return to school" video and look at the resources about routines. It is great to see that the school will be open for all students to return on Monday 12th of October. As many children have been remote learning for a long time, they will most likely be feeling some strong positive and negative emotions about returning to school.

Located in the Family Wellbeing link of the school website is a short video with tips for a successful return to school. I would recommend that all parents watch this. There are also some resources to help get your child into a routine before returning.

Hats, Drink Bottles and Devices

We are looking forward to welcoming back all of our students back to school on Monday. Please remember these things:
  • Broad brimmed school hat
  • Drink bottle
  • iPad or Laptop
  • anywork books
  • left over learning packs
Looking forward to seeing the children at the gate and parents in their cars.

We are back to school but.....

School begins again on Monday but these things do not.
  • Breakfast Club will be closed until further notice. If your child is missing out on breakfast, please let us know.
  • Hopefully banking will begin again soon but until we let you know, please keep your bank books at home.

Footy Day is Coming

We are excited to announce that Footy Day will be on Wednesday 21st October. Dress up in your favourite team colours, whether it be AFL, AFLW, soccer or rugby. We can't wait.

Carers and Kinship Care

Are you a foster or kinship carer? These sessions may be of interest to you.

Ritchies IGA

Do you shop at Ritchies IGA? You could help us raise some money!

Beleza Click and Collect

Beleza are commencing Click and Collect

We Are A Sunsmart School

It is that time of the year when our weather starts to warm up and the UV Rays become harsher. Please remember that when our children return to they will need to be wearing their broad brimmed or bucket hat. Please time time to look for it now.

1/2C Dance Video

You saw it at assembly and here is your chance to take another look. We present 1/2C.

1/2C Dance Video