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The Sir Henry Parkes Memorial PS Weekly Staff Memo

Term 2 Week 4

Thanks to everyone for ensuring the school was calm during NAPLAN testing. Thankyou also to the teachers who ran the tests and support staff who assisted with other arrangements for certain students and the back up testing on Friday.


A reminder that Wednesday afternoon groups are cancelled this Wednesday.


At Friday's communication meeting Alison talked through the process of referring students to the LST meeting. You will find the referral form, adjustments and actions form which must be attached to the referral form, and the flow chart for LST support - all in Staff Shared on the server. To refer a student you must attend the LST meeting with your referral to talk with the team.


One of the requested actions from our audit was to ensure the loans register is being completed by all staff.

If you borrow anything from school to take home on weekends or over the holidays - you MUST sign it in and out. The office staff must sight what you take and return. Please do so - as it isn't fair on the office staff or myself for us to fail this pass of the audit due to staff laziness.


Integration of students from the Sunshine room will start on Monday of Week 5. This will involve those students transitioning into their allocated classes in the afternoon session. The students from the Sunshine Room will join their home class at lines after lunch and move to class with them. Fran and class teachers will need to communicate effectively for this process to succeed.


Attendance - Bec, Geoff and I met with Jane Hunter (Home School Liaison Officer) last Friday. We have finalised a new flowchart for our attendance procedures. It will be emailed out on Monday to all staff from Bec.

Please all ensure from Monday that your roll is done in Sentral by 9:30am. All staff need to eyeball your students when you do your roll. We found in Jane's roll check that some teachers have marked students here - when they actually are away! This is not good enough and I am chastised for this by Jane:(

Geoff will be the AO (attendance officer) for Aboriginal students and Bec will be the AO for the remainder of the school. Bec will be the AO from 9-10 each morning and Geoff from 9:30-10 each day.

So the teacher's roll at this stage is only to ensure your roll is correctly marked each day, to be aware of your kids' attendance - and still come to LST meetings with concerns, and ensure that any letters which Bec or Geoff may put in your pigeon hole - go home that day. After our fortnightly HSLO meetings with Jane I will email all staff to let you all know where we are at with student attendance. Thankyou all for your ongoing support - as we are really starting to target raising our attendance levels.

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MEETINGS THIS WEEK

MONDAY - School Leadership Meeting - 3:15pm - Principal's office

TUESDAY - Stage Meetings - 3:15pm

WEDNESDAY -

FRIDAY - Communication Meeting 8:30-8:55am

What's Happening This Week?

Monday 16-5-16

  • Geoff at merit selection meeting THS - 12pm

  • Cam and Jarrod at debating in Ross Hill PS. Dom Campbell on 2/3P

  • Gaye away - Rebecca Mac replacing

  • Hayley away - Eike Marshman

  • Annabel Overell replacing Susan

  • Dennis away

Tuesday 17-5-16

  • AECG meeting 10:30am at THS. Anna and Geoff attending.

  • Gaye away - Rebecca Mac replacing

  • Annabel Overell replacing Susan

  • Dennis returns

Wednesday 18-5-16

  • P & C/Variety Bash visit 11:30-2pm

  • Anna, Hayley and Geoff attending 'Stronger Smarter' PL at Ballina HS

  • Andrew Bennett on 5/6C

  • Tracey Reliving Principal / Robyn Petrie on KC

  • Gaye away - Rebecca Mac replacing

  • Annabel Overell replacing Susan

Thursday 19-5-16

  • Marty Wheatley 8:30am in staffroom (Fed rep)

  • Lighthorse display - 12-1pm K-6 on the oval

  • Anna, Hayley and Geoff attending 'Stronger Smarter' PL at Ballina HS

  • Andrew Bennett on 5/6C

  • Tracey Reliving Principal / Robyn Petrie on KC

  • Gaye away - Rebecca Mac replacing

  • Annabel Overell replacing Susan

Friday 20-5-16

  • Zone cross country 10-1pm (approx)

  • Anna, Hayley and Geoff attending 'Stronger Smarter' PL at Ballina HS

  • Andrew Bennett on 5/6C

  • Tracey Reliving Principal / Robyn Petrie on KC

  • Gaye away - Rebecca Mac replacing

  • Eike Marshman replacing Susan

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REMINDERS

  • Staffroom duty - Merelyn
  • Milk this week - Anna
  • Restorative Practices all staff PL Saturday May 28 9-3pm
  • Exec meeting after from 3-4pm on May 28
  • Mel Bridge is on LSL from Thursday 5 May until 19 May. Ashley Green is taking 4/5B while Mel is on LSL.
  • Lorelle LSL from Monday 9th May until May 27th. No replacement.
  • Vicky Zappa in 9-11an each day this week - Sunshine Room