Already half way through the term!

Dear Parents/Carers

We can’t believe we are already more than half way through the term! I hope you all enjoyed WA Day on Monday. I am so thankful for living in WA, and the recent crisis just reaffirms what a great place we live in. I went mountain biking on the Kalamunda Trail on the weekend and it was great to be outdoors.

I want to thank you all again for your support throughout what has been a very unusual school semester. The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our entire community and has presented us with extraordinary challenges in managing schooling during the first half of 2020. I am pleased that together, we have been able to make the best of this situation and ensure your child’s safety and continuity of learning.

Schooling is once again returning to normal and our students are engaging in the regular curriculum, in their usual classroom environment. Those approved to learn from home are also being supported.

Week 7 Adjustments

From Monday of next week, the following will be in place:

  • Parents and guardians will be able to enter the school grounds to drop off or pick up children. However, they may not enter classrooms.
  • We still strongly encourage parents to continue dropping their children off at the gates and kiss n ride where possible. We have noticed an increased independence, responsibility and resilience of students when this occurred.

Semester One Reports

Student reports will look slightly different this semester. The reports will represent work in Term 1 and since returning to school in week 4. The key points are:

No grade allocation for any learning area
No attendance information
Individual comment and effort for English and mathematics only Individual general comment
Generalised comment for specialist areas

Healthy Lunchboxes

Recently I have noticed a lot of unhealthier options in some student’s lunchboxes. I understand it can be an easier and quicker option to grab a packet of something and put it in a lunchbox. I’m guilty of it myself from time to time. Please think about what is in your children’s lunchbox as too much sugar can affect their focus at school. As a rough guide, a lunchbox could include a sandwich, piece of fruit, yoghurt and muesli bar. If it’s in a packet- its best to keep them to an absolute minimum.

Warwick SHS – Good Start Awards

I received a letter from Warwick SHS acknowledging our recent year 6 graduates start to high school. Congratulations to Klaudia Houlis, Ashton James, Marshall Linto, Zoey McCann and Violet Pomphrey. Well done to our year 6 teachers, Mr Cutting and Mrs Rogers on your efforts in preparing the students for high school.

Year 6 Camp Fundraiser

Thank you to Roseann and Zhaneta who helped with the special lunch day last Thursday. It raised $280.30 towards subsidising the camp costs. Students and staff enjoyed the hamburgers!

Taylor Webb Principal