Term 2, Week 8 Bulletin
Dear Parents & Guardians
Last week, we have organised our Three-Way Learning Conversations which take place each semester. This is a vitally important time for teachers, parents and guardians and their child to review the progress that has been made during the first semester of the school year, whilst also identifying areas where further development is required to ensure that the child is working towards ongoing progress in their individual learning journey.
As a school, I believe that we work hard to communicate openly, professionally and effectively with our parents and guardians, acknowledging this is always a work in progress and an area in which we can continue to improve. I appreciate that parents and guardians have busy lives, however, it is reasonable to expect every parent or guardian to make time to meet with their child’s teacher. I will expect our staff to follow up with any parent or guardian who does not make a time to meet.
All healthy relationships are founded on open, respectful and honest communication; I would always hope this type of relationships are the bedrock of our school community. Please note that this meeting does need to involve the child, as they are integral to any discussion relating to their progress at school.
We sincerely apologise for the delay in sending out the booking information for these interviews. Unfortunately, it does take some time to coordinate translation services to support those parents and guardians who require this and this needs to be completed prior to releasing the bookings. The booking information was released this afternoon. If you have questions about how to make a booking, please call the school office and speak to one of the admin staff.
I would remind our parents and guardians that due to the Three-Way Learning Conversations next Tuesday, June 20 & Wednesday, June 21, school will finish early, at 11.30am (my apologies – last week I made an error in the bulletin and noted this as 12.30pm. This time is not correct).
Just a reminder that if there are any parents or guardians who are able to assist with the covering of books, please let us know. We are trying to organise a time to get this done (which might be at the beginning of next term) when we have enough parents and guardians to assist, when our new reading resources have arrived and when we have enough contact to cover these books. I will keep you posted.
LAST DAY OF TERM TWO
As usual, the last day of term, next Friday, June 23, school will finish early at 1.30pm. As a special event, this day will be a pyjama day for a gold coin donation. Our new St Lawrence of Brindisi School Community Team is working on some projects to raise money to purchase activities and games for our playground. The donations raised from our pyjama day will directly contribute to the purchase of these resources.
SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Sadly, one of our amazing parents, Samone Dawson, has taken the decision to resign from her position on the School Advisory Council. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samone for her time, effort and support over the last year and bit as a member of the SAC. You will be missed.
The SAC fulfills an important leadership role in our school community, and while they are not a governing body, they do play an active role in the development of our new school and provide purposeful advice to the school leadership. If you are interested in joining this committee, please make contact with me. We celebrate the fact that we have so many engaged parents who want to support their school, as we grow and develop.