The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial PS Weekly Staff Memo

Term 1 Week 4

Thank you to all staff for keeping our school running so smoothly. I appreciate everyone's patience with me - getting to know the school, its routines and the kids. It has been a whirlwind few weeks and a massive learning curve for me. I know there have been a few hiccups, but I, along with all of you, am human - I will make mistakes along the way and perhaps do things differently or make decisions you disagree with. Please come and talk with me if you have any issues or concerns. My door is 99% open!

At the bottom of this week's memo is a link to a 'Learn to Meditate' video. I am mindful of our workloads and the need to look after ourselves. I hope you all make some time each day to do things that you enjoy and make you happy.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.”

~Maya Angelou


MONDAY - School Leadership Meeting - 3:15pm

TUESDAY - Welcome BBQ and Meet the Teacher night - 5:00pm start

WEDNESDAY - PLP Meet and Greet - 3:15pm

What's Happening This Week?

Monday 15-2-16

  • Hayley working with Lorelle (S&S) Eike Marshman on 5/6C

Tuesday 16-2-16

  • Janine Mills L3 - in the back room all day K-2

  • Dance Fever

  • 'Oracles of the Bush' 2:10-3pm

Wednesday 17-2-16

  • Stage 3 Photographic workshop day

  • Lorelle and Cam ASPIRE Leadership afternoon in Armidale 1:30-5:30pm

Thursday 18-2-16

  • Lorelle in Sydney - L3K

Friday 19-2-16

  • Programs due

  • Ellen Green - Assets - 1pm


  • Lyn P is on LSL until February 29. Judy is replacing Lyn
  • Susan is on leave Mondays and Tuesdays for the remainder of Term 1.
  • Emily Stevens is 1/2R classroom teacher for the remainder of the year.
  • Belinda Hollitt is here above establishment this term from Mingoola PS. Belinda's days are: Tuesdays, Wednesdays in even weeks, and Thursdays.
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Performance and Development Framework

This animation outlines the characteristics and components of an effective culture and cycle as part of the Australian Teacher Performance and Development Framework.

Staffing Changes

Alison is on leave until Sunday February 21. I have asked Emily to move over to 1/2R as classroom teacher for the remainder of the school year.

When Alison returns she will be taking Susan's RFF on Mondays and Tuesdays 1, then moving into a LaST role and support role Wed-Fri - for the remainder of the term.

We also welcome Ashleigh Green - who has moved into Emily's role on the 1/2A class share, RR RFF and intervention.

Thank you to all involved with the changes - particularly with the short notice.