Please check the school calendar to check some of the more important dates, including Stage 2 excursion, Intensive Swimming School, Transition sessions for High School and Kindergarten, discos, Presentation Day and Year 6 Farewell.
As we are now back into the warmer time of the year we would like your support to ensure your children are protected by hats when they are out in the playground. While we did not enforce this during the winter months we will be monitoring it from now on and children who do not have a hat will need to stay under the shaded areas and will not be allowed to play on the main playgrounds. Could you also please check that all hats have names clearly written in them.
Ethics Classes for 2014
In 2014 we will be establishing and teaching Ethics classes. Some schools have been implementing this curriculum over the previous two/three years.
In late 2010 the NSW State Government gave parents the right to choose ethics classes for their child if they did not want their child to attend scripture. The curriculum has been developed by Primary Ethics and will be implemented by trained volunteers. The curriculum itself is interesting and aligns closely with the vision and values of the school.
Ethics will run at the same time as scripture and parents will have a choice of :
Neither scripture nor ethics (children will remain with teacher doing activities).
An orange note will be coming home soon, it would be appreciated if you could fill it in and return it as soon as possible so that we identify demand.
If you would like additional information on Ethics please see the following link:
NAPLAN Reports and School Photos.
Parents of students in Years 3 and 5 should have received their child's NAPLAN reports. The reports are detailed but if you have any questions please don't hesitate to make an appointment with your child's teacher to discuss the report in more detail.
Parents should also have received their school photos last Friday, if you have yet to yet receive yours please contact your child's teacher.
Good luck to all staff and students in Stage 2 for your excursion this week.