Principal Communication 15/02/2022

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

We have had a very busy start to the year with managing new Covid protocols, completing our school review and staff working on assessments and the setting of goals for your children.

School Review

On Tuesday February 8 the review team (director and another LDC Principal) spent the day talking with groups of staff and some parents about the impact that we have on our students’ learning through quality teaching, leadership and partnerships with parents. We submit online evidence around 6 areas with reflection, analysis and judgement about how we are progressing. The review team’s role is to validate our judgements.

As a specialist school, we have a strong focus on building and sharing expertise along with implementing the most effective evidence-based practices (this also includes doing our own research and development). As part of our community focus, we invest heavily in parent programs that support the development of your knowledge about Developmental Language Disorder and the impact(s) on life and school learning.

This big investment in staff and parents has resulted in a very capable staff with clear processes and structures linked to deep leadership. They clearly articulated to the reviewers what we do and why. Importantly they clearly explained the outcomes we achieve with the students. The parent focus group also talked about how we add value through building connections to and supporting them.

The reviewer’s consistent comment was that staff were knowledgeable, consistent across groups, committed and passionate. As the principal (and along with the deputies) it was good to hear the validation of what we know. I want to express my thanks to everyone, staff and community, for all that they do to make the school an effective, innovative early intervention centre. It is about all the cogs in the wheel working together to move forward.

Covid Update

There are no changes to recently announced guidelines linked to what is now termed ‘a high caseload’ environment. These will change when the daily infection rate increases (we don’t know when that will be). As you know, only close contacts are now being identified and required to be tested and isolate.

While we have had one positive case connected to the school, the student was not in-class while infectious. One other case has been deemed a close contact but has returned a negative test. So two lucky escapes, however, there will be a time when we will be managing a school positive case who is a close contact.

I have attached a poster from the Department that outlines the actions around possible and actual cases at school. Importantly, regardless of potential contact with a positive case, please keep your child home if they are sick. It is also recommended that you get a PCR test and isolate. If a PCR test is not available, your child needs to return 2 negative RAT tests. If positive, your child should not attend school until WA Health Department informs you that it is safe to do so.

You may download a copy of the poster;  Poster+high+caseload+environment 

School Attendance  

Student attendance at school is a critical factor in long term student success. Our students also have the compounding factor of their language disorder. Obviously if your child is unwell, they should not be sent to school. You can minimise the absences by avoiding holidays in school term times or limiting the days that you might have your child away from school. If you do plan holidays in school time, the last 2 or 3 days of term would be less disruptive than the start of term. If planning holidays, you will need to complete the Student Non-attendance Request slip. The Deputy Principal for your site will review your reason for the requested student non-attendance and will let you know if approved or not. A specified reason of just ‘taking a vacation’ will not be authorised and will result in ‘not authorised” being recorded on the attendance register. In accordance with Department Policy, parents of students who are absent for an excessive number of days will be contacted and may be required to attend a case conference.

Vacation Approval Request

Ms Shelley Blakers

Principal

Dental Therapy – Emergency Numbers – Christmas Holiday Information

Hello Everyone,

Cath and I would like to extend our gratitude to you for all your help and assistance this year. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday.

Emergency Information for Christmas Holidays

GREENWOOD DENTAL THERAPY CENTRE CLOSED – 20th December – 31st JANUARY 2022.

EMERGENCY CLINIC: 20/12/21- 22/12/21 – LANDSDALE D.T.C. – 9302 2969.

Mt Henry D.T.C.       :    8am-4 :00pm  Monday- Friday –  9313 0552.

For after-hours emergencies please call 1800 098 818 between 6:30pm-8am, weekend afternoons and Public Holidays.

 Janet & Cath

Greenwood DTC I Dental Health Services

North Metropolitan Health Service

Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services

Greenwood Primary School I 12 Merivale Way, (entrance Via Ranleigh Way) Greenwood WA 6024

T: 08 9203 5611

Booklist 2022 – Student Personal Requirements

Parents and carers may wish to visit the Campion website to order the Booklist requirements before 3rd Dec 2021 for home delivery. Enter the code “BGXW” for the WCLDC students at all campuses.

www.campion.com.au 

Please download the latest copy of the 2022 booklists, see Parent Information – Booklists 2022.

Poseidon Primary School – Uniform Ordering for 2022

Uniform Ordering

In-stock items are available to order now and be delivered to your child’s classroom before the end of the year.

Visit https://quickcliq.com.au

All orders in the school holidays need to be placed by Wednesday 26th January 2022 – to be collected from the uniform shop in the undercover area on Collection Day Friday 28th January. QuickCliq orders only.

Collection times – Kindy to Year 2 from 9.30am – 10.30am.

Years 3 to 6 from 11am – 12.00pm

Please note some items may sell out, check the online store for availability. 

Please download a copy of the Uniform Ordering 2022 flyer; Back to School 2022 – Uniform flyer