On Friday we commenced our first onsite transition visits for our Prep 2021 students in small groups of 10. There was a beautiful excitement evident on the faces of our kinder children as they entered the site and spent time with a Prep 2021 teacher and other kinder students. What a blessing it has been to be able to have the children attend onsite rather than undertake their transition over Webex.
For the remainder of this term we will alternate assemblies with newsletters. Communication will also continue through Sentral emails to update the community in a timely fashion around other matters.
An email has been sent out to families making you aware of the opportunity to provide feedback through our annual Parent Opinion survey. This usually is undertaken by a small random sample of parents but this year in light of the pandemic we have been allowed to open it up to all families. I really encourage you to take the time to complete the survey and share your feedback. There is one survey per family set of children. The survey closes this week.
Every year a significant amount of thought and time is put into the collection of data for class development. The goal is to produce classes at each year level that are balanced in terms of many factors such as academics, social/emotional needs, personalities, gender and special needs. Input is provided by class teachers, children have input into friendships and parents may provide input regarding any timely information about their child. All this information is then entered into a program called “Class Builder” where the crunching begins. We move through several drafts of classes until we find a match that has the minimal number of inputs that have not been met. As you can imagine it is not possible to meet all the requirements entered. However, after using “Class Builder” for the last few years we have been very pleased with the outcomes. We will be aiming, this year in particular, to have small groups of children from each class move forward together so that transitioning from 2020 to 2021 is as seamless as possible. Parent requests close end of day Friday 13th November.
A reminder that students need to be wearing hats when outdoors in Term 4.
|Maysa B||4BH||Empathy & Kindness|
|Evan D||4RC||Empathy & Kindness|
|Eva T||5KO||Empathy & Kindness|
|Riley T||6KG||Empathy & Kindness|
|Zara J||PAP||Grace M||3ST|
|Zepp S||PAP||Luke O||3ST|
|Ward T||PBC||Elise F||3RC|
|Hannah H||PBC||Claire C||3RC|
|Aleeda F||PKS||Nate T||3RC|
|Logan B||PKS||Mackenzie R||3RC|
|Makayla F||1TM||Ashlyn D||34XN|
|Will M||1TM||Joshua B||34XN|
|Frankie B||1MR||Matt A||4BH|
|Harry F||1MR||Reuben G||4BH|
|Myla K||1NJ||Ben S||4MS|
|Jayden B||1NJ||Taylor H||4PP|
|Charlotte E||12T||Asha T||4PP|
|Hayden B||12T||Mia M||4PP|
|Jye M||2RH||Poppy G||5RC|
|Olivia G||2RH||Matilda V||5RC|
|Thomas C||2DN||Harrison W||5AB|
|Jai W||2DN||Jake H||5AB|
|Jamie N||2DN||Matilda T||5KO|
|Madison C||2LW||Connor R||5KO|
|Falcon S||2LW||Sebastian R||6KB|
|Taylah N||3MS||Taj Cooke||6KB|
|Nick G||3MS||Xavier E||6KG|