21st February 2020
From the Principal
It has been great to see the community transition so quickly into the new routines for the 2020 year, particularly with the alterations to the school with the new administration building and the new hall. With the new buildings we have some changes to traffic flow for children and parents in and out of the school.
Those changes include the two main entry points adjacent to the large grassed area off Hammad Road and the gate off Harris Street will continue to be used as normal but the gates will be locked at 8:45am once the children have settled into their classrooms. After that time, families are asked to enter through the front office to sign in.
Once those gates are locked, the old front office door which is now the door to the uniform shop will be unlocked for the children to come up to the office from the playground at recess and lunchtime. We also ask parents to enter classrooms in the morning and afternoon through the external doors (the back door of the gallery and up the stairs for the Year 5 and 6 classrooms) to avoid using the gallery as a thoroughfare. Thank you for your cooperation with these changes, it does ensure an even safer environment for our children to operate in.
Thank you to all the parents who attended our annual Parent Information Evening last Tuesday night, I hope you found it informative both at a classroom and whole school level.
Best wishes for the coming fortnight.
Dates to Remember
Tuesday 25th February
Swimming training commences, 7:30am – 8:05am
Wednesday 26th February
Ash Wednesday (9am Mass for Years 3-6 and liturgy for K-2)
Rice Day (PP-6)
Friday 28th February
Tuesday 3rd March
Wednesday 4th March
Tabloid Sport afternoon with NDU students from 1pm – 3pm (Years 3-6)
Friday 6th March
Swimming Trials 12:30pm – 3pm (Years 4-6)
Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March
Commitment Mass weekend for sacramental candidates
Sunday 8th March
Commissioning and Community Mass at 9:45am
Friday 6th March
Year 4 Excursion to Seton College
Thursday 19th March
Early Literacy workshop for parents (PK-1)
Friday 27th March
Walk To School Day
Friday 13th March
OLOF Swimming Carnival – 9am to 12noon (Years 4-6)
Friday 3rd April
P&F Colour Run
Wednesday 8th April
ASCS Swimming carnival at Fremantle Pool (Years 4-6)
Each fortnight I will be providing the community with a fact sheet focused on digital concerns and information to help you be aware of what your children are being exposed to. I hope that the information provided is of value.
Hello, my name is Eli Goodwin and I am the Learning and IT Leader for this year. Each fortnight I will be putting a new challenge in the newsletter for students and families to have a go at. I would love to hear your results and I hope you enjoy the challenge.
Parish Volunteers needed
The Parish Council is seeking volunteers to form the Parish Media Team. The Media Team will define, manage and execute the Parish media strategy including developing the Parish website, updating the Parish Facebook page and refreshing the Parish newsletter, to improve engagement and communication in our community. No previous experience is required to volunteer but people with experience in media, web design, graphic design, photography and using social media are encouraged to volunteer. For any queries or to volunteer your services please contact Carl Carcione on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0419 618 374.