Thank you to all the parents that joined us on the day. It was terrific that so many parents ordered a lunch to share with their children on the day as well. The effort put in by all the children was commendable. Thank you to all the staff that assisted the children with their sporting endeavours and the encouragement given to all.
Final scores were Bass 2,081, Chaffey 2,023, Sturt 2,007 and Flinders 1,823.
Congratulations to Bass!
Again all the staff and students need to be congratulated on the Year 3 and 5 results released this week. In Writing, Reading and Numeracy our school average for all are above the State average. Our median scores are also above the State in all key areas as well. It takes a mighty planning and teaching effort from Prep onwards to achieve such scores. The copies of results were sent home to parents this week. Thank you to the parents’ for their support of their children to achieve such outstanding results.
We ask that all people please supervise small children while waiting for siblings after school and while working in the canteen. We are more than happy for people to sit on the flower bed seats, but ask that parents please ensure that small children do not walk over the beds and play with the irrigation pipes and pull out plants and pick the flowers. By taking care of these areas all the children and parents can enjoy the school's facilities.
We continue to encourage children and families to provide healthy foods in children’s lunchboxes. While many parents provide beautiful lunches for their children that include fresh fruit and vegetables there are still a number of children regularly eating lunch and snack foods each day that are very high in sugar, salt and fat. We continue to thank all the families that drop off fresh fruit for us to share with the children that are in need of a further snack at school.
Children given quality fruit will eat it at school and we are happy to share the fruit with anyone who asks for a top up to their lunch or snack.
With major excursions coming up we will be briefing parents attending on the use of Mobile phones and Social Media which comply with DET procedures. It is not allowed for example to take photographs of other people’s children and upload them onto Facebook or to send to parents back at home. It is also not appropriate to offer a phone for children to speak with parents during sessions and at night time. Staff will all have phones and will be responsible for these tasks in all circumstances. Official photos will be taken that are returned to school. Due to custody issues and parent wishes, some children do not have their parents’ permission to be photographed or their photographs to be stored electronically. School Council has approved the statement to all parents attending School Camps in 2016.