Thanks to all the parents and grandparents who attended our Open Day last Tuesday. It was especially great to see so many dads in the classrooms.
We tried to consider the needs of all parents and family members and therefore made the open day a full session so that parents could come whenever it suited them.
The feedback from both staff and parents was very rewarding and positive.
Most Popular Primary School Teacher Competition
Many of you may have heard on the radio about the competition "Vote for the most popular teacher and win an ipad for the teacher and an ipod shuffle for each class member".
Although all of our staff have been individually nominated by numerous students and community members Broulee staff have a number of concerns about this competition. We felt that recognition of great teachers is not achieved through a "popular vote" especially where material reward is offered for voters participating in the competition.The motivation/incentive for participating in the vote devalues the achievement and professionalism of the teachers nominated on the basis of a single measure.
While we would normally be going after anything that supports and adds to our technology program, (particularly apple products) all staff have decided to withdraw from the competition.
Many many thanks for your vote of confidence in nominating Broulee staff and we greatly appreciate your support but for us this was an ethical decision.
As an educator I would also like to think that children have had more then just one teacher who has enriched their lives and made a wonderful impact on their learning. It would be sad indeed if there were only teacher who fell into this category.
Many thanks to Clare Dunn and her band of merry helpers in their recent construction of the mosaic butterflies that are now on display at the rear of the Kindergarten wall overlooking our community gardens. They join the dragonfly and they look fantastic!
A very appreciative thanks to our wonderful P&C for providing funds for the following:
New netball uniforms for the senior girls teams, additional construction toys for the Kindergarten rooms, new toys and storage boxes for both of our sandpits, ongoing funding for our technology program, water trough for Yr 1, new home readers for Kindergarten and Yr 1, materials for creative arts, a set of 24 balls for motor movement programs and materials for the cementing of areas around the netball rings (a dad has volunteered to actually do the work (well done Marty Jones, Lucy and Charlie's dad).
At our recent P&C meeting the uniform policy was again endorsed unanimously. The P&C felt it was important to have a high standard and expectation for all students to wear the appropriate uniform. A few senior students (mainly boys) take the opportunity in winter to wear a colourful selection of “hoodies” rather then the required red one.