From the Deputies’ Desks

East Hamersley Deputy News

School Drop Off

East Hamersley will continue as usual with the kiss and drop roster. The LDC have Wednesdays as their rostered day to come down to the classrooms. Please remember this is a very busy time for teachers and they may not be able to have a discussion with parents/caregivers at that time. Class Dojo is a good option for contacting either the teacher or myself.

Sickness

We are continuing to have parents sending their child to school sick. The Health Department has been very clear on their stand about this and have stated sick students are to be kept at home. Please if your child is unwell, keep them home. I have had teachers off sick as they have been exposed to coughs and colds.

Thank you, Cleaners

On Tuesday 16th June school cleaners were recognised for the amazing and tireless work they have done to keep our schools safe over the years, and through the COVID-19 pandemic. The East Hamersley teaching staff arranged a morning tea in their honour and the cleaners were extremely grateful for the acknowledgement. We sincerely thank the cleaners here for their valuable contribution to ensuring our facilities are a healthy and hygienic environment for all. The work of our cleaners is essential, and we could not run the school without them.

Kindergarten Afternoon Tea

The Kindy students will be having an afternoon picnic with their parents on Tuesday the 30th of June form 2pm. Parents will be able to look at their child’s work and have a chat with everyone there. I am looking forward to joining you all.

School Photos

We have our photos on Tuesday the 30th from 9.00 am, can you please make sure your child is at school by 8.45 and dressed in school uniform.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Reports

Teachers have been busy finalising student SEN (Special Educational Needs) Reports. Reporting documents will be sent home in the final week of term via Connect. Parents, you will receive your child’s goals with ratings for semester one, as well as teacher comments. Due to disruption to the learning program this semester (due to the COVID-19 pandemic) some goals will not be rated until semester two. Please organise a time to speak with your child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding your child’s report and progress. Goals that have not been achieved in semester one will continue for semester two, as well as new goals being set by the teacher for next semester.

Edu-Dance

Information regarding our Edu-Dance program for term 3 has been sent home. Pre-primary and Year One students are invited to participate in the program. Permission slips and payments are due on Wednesday 1st July. We have had huge success in the past with Edu-Dance and students thoroughly enjoy the dance lessons. The first session is on Monday 27th July.

School Drop-Off

I would like to thank parents and carers for adhering to the guidelines this term around student drop-off and pick-up. Since the ‘drop and go’ protocol has been in place, our students have started the school day in a calm and orderly manner. They have developed a greater level of independence and settled into the school day well. We encourage parents to continue to ‘drop and go’ in the mornings.

School Photos

School photos are next week (week 10). Padbury campus photos are on Tuesday 30th June, with Kindy B on Thursday 2nd July. Families who are wanting to order photos can place an order online or send the envelope into school on photo day (please include exact amount if paying by cash).

Cross-Country

The Year One students participated in a Cross Country running event in week 6. We are very proud of their stamina and persistence they displayed on the day. In term 3 students will start practicing for the whole school athletics carnival, and information regarding this event will be sent home next term.

Parent Survey

A parent survey link was sent to parents via SMS. This is to survey parents about their opinions of the school and all parents are encouraged to complete the survey online. The surveys are anonymous and individual respondents cannot be identified. The link will remain open until Friday 26th June. We will publish the results in a future school newsletter.

Thank you Cleaners

On Monday 15th June school cleaners were recognised for the amazing and tireless work they have done to keep our schools safe over the years, and through the COVID-19 pandemic. We sincerely thank the cleaners here for their valuable contribution to ensuring our facilities are a healthy and hygienic environment for all. The work of our cleaners is essential and we could not run the school without them.

Well done to students for working so hard this term. I would like to take this opportunity to wish families a safe and happy break over the school holidays.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon and Quinns Beach Deputy News

We will continue to have drop off at the gates at the Quinns Beach campus until further notice. Please remember that school finishes at 2:45pm so the children will not be released until then unless there is an early release arrangement. The children are so independent now and happily take themselves to class in the morning. Poseidon is still drop at the door, please remember to stay outside the classroom and keep social distancing.

There are lots of coughs and colds going around at the moment, so please keep your child home if they are sick. If they come to school coughing and sneezing, you will be called to come and collect them.

We had some furry and scaly visitors at Poseidon last week. The children loved hearing all about the Australian animals, many were brave enough to hold the snakes! I hope you heard all about the animals when the children got home.

NAIDOC week is happening up at Quinns Beach campus next week and on Monday the year 1 children will be attending the opening ceremony. Then later in the day all the children will be involved in a variety of activities to celebrate and learn about Aboriginal culture.

Have a fabulous holiday. I hope you all get the chance to stay in your pyjamas all day at least once!

Deputy Principal – Poseidon and Quinns Beach Campuses

Ms Catherine Regan