Point View School
NEWSLETTER - Week 5 - 25 August 2021
The sudden change in our lives last Tuesday was expected so we were well prepared as a school and able to react fast. Staff worked together, sharing their skills and resources with each other and with Point View families, to support distance learning to be as effective as we can make it. I thank the whole school community for collaborating in such a constructive way.
Now, as new daily routines become established, we wait for developments in the Covid outbreak to see what is around the next corner.
What I have just described is an illustration of an uncertain world which demands that we help our children learn skills and develop certain capabilities to flourish. They must learn how to plan and how to adapt these plans as circumstances dictate. They need to be highly effective collaborators and caring, contributing community members. They must be able to withstand uncertainty, managing their fears and anxieties so that they remain open to learning at every opportunity.
The school is pleased to support all families to continue learning together at home and we wish our community a short, safe, and healthy lockdown.
As we follow our plans as closely as we are able, I am very pleased to welcome Mrs Kay Morris back to our school to start a New Entrant class in Room 28. Kay’s wealth of experience and detailed knowledge of Point View enables her to provide the very best environment for those who are arriving during the rest of Term 3, whilst also supporting others in our Junior Team.
We farewell Mrs Suzy Green. Suzy has taught across the whole school as a part-time and relief teacher since 2008. We all wish her the very best for the future. To take her place in Room 7, we welcome Mrs Clare Van Kuijk to our school. Clare is an experienced teacher and we look forward to working alongside her very soon.
Mā te wā (until the next time)
YOUR FEEDBACK IS IMPORTANT - SCHOOL COMMUNITY SURVEY
Please complete a short ‘Community Survey’ by following the above links to either the English or Mandarin version.
We want to hear from a large sample of our community, so we encourage all caregivers in your family to have their say and fill out the survey. Be quick because we want to get the results, provide feedback and plan ahead before the end of this term!
FAMILY & FRIENDS SCHOOL DISCOS
A huge THANK YOU to all the wonderful families and staff who helped support what was an amazing family event. We had a great turnout from across the school with everyone enjoying a night of dance and fun while helping raise some funds for the school, we couldn't do it without your support.
FAMILY & FRIENDS UPCOMING EVENTS
Our next meeting is at 2pm on Tuesday 7 September 2021. We meet in the Staffroom everyone is welcome - parents and grandparents - so come along and meet the team.
Events to put on your calendar:
- Thursday 9 September - Pizza Lunch day (TBC)
- Saturday 13 November - Colour Run and Family Picnic
TIME TO ENROL FOR 2022
In Zone Enrolment - If you have a child starting school this year or in 2022 and haven’t already enrolled them please go to the School's website to complete the Online application. Please let your friends or family who live in zone and have children due to start school know to apply online.
Out of Zone Siblings - if you live outside the school zone and already have a child at Point View School, any brother or sister of that student who is turning 5 years old in 2022 needs to complete the online out of zone ballot application to go in the draw in October.
Please note that enrolment is not automatic for out of zone siblings, they MUST take part in the ballot process.