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From the Principal – 16 June 2022

Hi Folks.

What a wonderful couple of weeks since the last newsletter with so much engaging learning going on across all levels. Amongst the highlights have been the Inter-School netball carnival, our Year 2’s working on puppets and play scripts, the World of Maths Incursion, Year 6 natural disasters display, Water Corporation incursion, and three nights of music recitals. What wonderfully engaging programs all our teachers are providing ably backed by our support staff.

Sadly, tomorrow we say goodbye to Rebecca Price, Maddie Smith and Kasey Elliot, our three superb Prac teachers. We wish them all God’s richest blessing as they start out on one of the most rewarding vocations – teaching!

Enrolments

The school has been greatly encouraged by the interest being shown in the school and the level of enrolments. So far this term we have had 10 new students commence with no withdrawals since the start of the year. We will be employing an additional Educational Assistant for Kindergarten from next term to cater for growth.

Please continue promoting our wonderful school to friends and neighbours and online. We are praying for good numbers entering 2023.

Instrumental Recitals

This week many families have come out to enjoy three evening recitals, with performances by the over 60 of our students. All the students have done a great job under the instruction of their tutors: Anne Wheat, Olga Kharitonova, Karyn James, Hayley Ferris, and Stephen McGuire.

Join us for the special Music Assembly next Wednesday, 22nd June at 2:15pm in the gym.

Learn to Swim Program: PP – Y2

The lovely warm pools at the Gosnells Leisure Centre are beckoning our young students as they start their nine sessions over the last two weeks of term. Thanks to Mrs Grubb for her organisation of staffing and the parents who have already indicated they will be there to pick up children early.

Parent-Teacher Interviews

I hope that all of you are going to make the most of the opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher regarding their progress and achievement for Semester 1. Though you are able to check in with teachers throughout the year, these are very valuable times in not only reviewing but also the next steps in their learning and wellbeing.

Planting Out

The school recently received some tree and shrub tubestock in celebration of Arbor Day (Monday June 20), from our local MP Matthew Hughes. Some our student leaders will work with Mr Clark, our property manager, in the planting out of these beautiful native plants across the school site.

Orienteering Day

The school is holding a very special event in the last week of term for Years 4 – 6. Mr Williams was able to secure Sporting Schools grant money for orienteering and some of this is being put it towards an Orienteering excursion to Whiteman Park on the 30th June (last Thursday of the Term). The park has three orienteering courses. Parents are invited to support.

Bible Memory Verses

The children are continuing to learn about Shining for Jesus, a well-known passage from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:14-16).

14   You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 
15   Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 
16   In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Dr Gregg Weaver
Principal