No 20 20th November 2020


A Word From The Principal 20

The end of term 4 is fast approachcing and there is so much to do! The children are tired, staff are tired and the Principal is tired and the end of term 4 is fast approaching and there is still so much to do.

There will be more refurbishment works over the Christmas break and it will be concentrated on the upper school, new painting and carpet and next year new furniture. 

Draft budgets are being worked on ready to present at our next school council meeting and the Annual Implementation Plan is getting its final touches ready to present to our Senior Education Improvement Officer for approval before also being presented to School Council.

Graduation and other end of year activities are still up in there so any announcements by Dan Andrews this weekend will be greatly anticipated. 

Hang in there everyone, stay safe,

Kerryn Riley


Congratulations to two of our fantastic Year 6 students.
Congratulations to Ilyssa M who, after being interviewed this morning found out that she has been accepted into McClelland College's 2021 Accelerate class. Great news, Ilyssa.

Congratulations to Makayla B who, also after being interviewd this morning found out that she has been accepted into McClelland College's 2021 Elite Performance Program-Numeracy and Physical Education. Well done, Makayla.

Book Week 2020

What a fantastic book week dress up we had. It was great to see so many students and staff dressed up for book week this year. It was a great day and everyone looked wonderful. 
Please have a look at the Book Week 2020 gallery.

Mr Bodley Is Getting Married

Mr Bodley will be absent from school for the next two weeks as he is getting married. Everyone in the Karingal Heights Community would like to congratulate Jeremy and Sarah and we wish them much happiness.

Glasses For Kids

We have been invited to participate in the State Schools Relief initiative 'Glasses For Kids' in 2021.  Forms need to be returned to school by Tuesday 8th December. If meeting criteria, children in grades Prep to 3 in 2021 will be able to participate in the 'Glasses For Kids' initiative. Copies of the information and consent forms have been sent home to children but if you did not recieve it, please click on the link.

Consent Form

Reflection Sheets

School Wide Positive Behaviour Reflection Sheets. Why are the children doing them? This week, as a part of our SWPB program we have started reflection sheets. 

                        Why do we reflect on our behaviour?

We learn from reflecting on experiences, good and bad. A Reflection Sheet is a very effective tool to use when a student is displaying unacceptable or acceptable behaviours and can be used in conjunction with the SWPBS expectations.

The sheets can be used to help correct undesired behaviours or, alternatively, to reinforce those students following the rules and exhibiting expected and desired behaviours. 

If a student needs to reflect on a behaviour they will complete a Reflection Sheet where they think about what happened, how and why, what the result was, how the child felt, how others involved felt and how the problem could be solved better.

A small discussion will be held with a staff member, a digital copy of the sheet will be be filed and the original will be sent home with the child. A copy will also be sent home via email in case the original goes missing on its way home. 

Not every incident will warrant a Reflection Sheet but some incidents we feel you need to know about and discuss with your child.

Transition Support For Families

Are all the forms you need to fill out for secondary school or primary school a bit daunting? Not sure what to do? Naomi and Natalie can help you out.

Information from our KESO

Information from our KESO, Brian. 

Transition to School
Koorie Youth Program

Christmas Appeals

Times have been tough for many of our families over the years and we have been getting many requests from charities for assistance. We do not endorse all of the charities that contact us but the following two have in the past and continue to assist our families.

Frankston's Magical Christmas

Frankston's Magical Christmas

Ballam Park Scout Group Christmas Tree Sales

Looking for a Christmas Tree?