Thank you to all the parents and students who actively participated in the interviews held on Wednesday. To have a clear and understood direction, specifically around goal setting, will be very supportive of student achievement, both socially and academically. If for whatever reason you missed out on this opportunity to engage in our interview process please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
South Street Debating
We look forward to our school representatives who are competing in the annual South Street Primary School debating competition. A huge thank you to Trudi and all parent volunteers who have contributed to the preparation of our debaters. Good luck and best wishes to Ruby Hurst, Sienna Milton, Freddie Haddingham, Freya Taylor, Ruby Hunt, Aleesha Walker, Perri Eaton, Francesca Khoury, James Childs, Herbert Harvey, Jed Resuggan, Eammon Taylor-Perry, Juno Harley, Michael Armstrong.
Parent Opinion Survey
The annual parent opinion survey will be distributed shortly. If you receive an envelope, we would like you to please complete the online survey. This helps us as a school improve our practises and supports our constant school improvement agenda. Thank you for your support.
Victorian Cross Country Championships
The school had four representatives qualify for the State Cross Country Championships: namely Erin Childs, Zach Koleski, Charlotte Streat & James Childs. Unfortunately Charlotte was injured and couldn't compete but Erin, Zach & James did extremely well and represented our school with distinction. Well done to all.
This Saturday morning we have a range of enthusiastic volunteers who are in the depths of organising the Annual Book Fair to be held at Daylesford Primary School on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd & 3rd of September. For this fantastic fundraiser to be successful it requires many volunteers to help and assist, especially with the book sorting. If you can help out this Saturday please contact the office or come along to our gym anytime between 11am and 2pm. Any amount of help and time will be appreciated. Many hands make light work!!!
Children pickup times
Please be aware that school concludes at 3.20pm and the expectation is that children will be picked up at this time. As you would expect there are occasions when there are issues and it is very much appreciated when parents phone the office to outline their delay in pickup. When this doesn’t occur it is an absolute challenge for the children and staff. Thank you for your consideration with this as most people are very proactive. It is much appreciated.
Enjoy your weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal
I hope everyone had a wonderful break and had the opportunity to commit to family time. This term promises to be both engaging and busy as we move toward the Student/Parent/Teacher interviews next Wednesday. Please make a booking for your child’s teacher and we will try very hard to accommodate your requested time.
State Cross Country Championships-Bundoora
Congratulations and best wishes to James, Erin & Zac as they compete in Bundoora. We eagerly await the outcome!
Diary dates and Volunteering
As you can tell the diary is quickly filling up with a range of opportunities for all children at the school. I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has volunteered in some way to make this school such a positive experience for children. I encourage anyone interested in volunteering to please come and have a discussion with myself or talk to their child's teacher. As with all schools a current working with children check is a prerequisite to being involved in the schools programs.
Parent Opinion Survey-2017
We're conducting a survey to find out what you think of our school.
The Parent Opinion Survey is completed annually by the Department of Education and Training and is conducted amongst a sample of randomly selected parents at every school in Victoria. This year, about 30 per cent of parents will be invited to participate. All responses to the survey are anonymous.
The survey helps our school gain an understanding of how you view our school climate, student engagement, and relationships. Our school will use the results to inform school planning and improvement strategies.
The survey will be conducted online by ORIMA Research Pty Ltd and only takes 15 minutes to complete. It can be accessed from Monday 7th August to Sunday 27th August.
The survey is available in English, Arabic, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Chin (Hakha) and Hindi. Results will be sent back to our school at the end of September.
I wish everyone an enjoyable weekend.
Trevor Edwards, Principal