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Meet our Teachers and other Parents and Caregivers (and students)
Monday 13 February
While teachers have already met quite a number of parents and caregivers, we do look forward to having the opportunity on Acquaintance Night to meet with all families together to communicate our vision for our learners and information about curriculum, routines, expectations and organisational matters. Some teachers will also have their students actively presenting information during Acquaintance Night. We also see Acquaintance Night as an opportunity for adults to meet each other and develop a sense of belonging to a new network of families. We hope new people are able to meet families and feel a little more welcomed into our community.
Acquaintance Night Meeting Times:
R-2 : 6.30 pm – 7:00 pm
Yrs 3-5 : 7.05 pm – 7.35 pm
Yrs 6/7 : 7.40 pm – 8.10 pm
We know there will be some doubling up for some families; making it difficult to attend one or more of the scheduled meetings. If this is the case for you, please be assured that teachers are happy to catch up with you at other times to clarify vision for their learners, routines and expectations.
This is not a time to discuss individual student’s needs. As always if you need to discuss any matter with your child’s teacher you are most welcome to make an appointment.
Specialist teachers and leadership team
The specialist teachers and leadership team will be available in the gym during the evening, where tea and coffee will be on offer. If you would like to speak with one of the specialist teachers and are unable to touch base on the night, please phone the school to arrange a mutually convenient time. Specialist teachers will post information on the blog in the coming weeks about their programs this year.
Please move promptly to the next class if you are attending more than one session.
Our teachers are looking forward to meeting you!
It is hard to believe that the first week has gone! The new Reception children have successfully managed their first week of school life. The parents/carers and Reception teachers have benefitted from some quality time to talk about their child and about the year ahead.
We enjoyed meeting you at Monday’s “Cheers or Tears” parent/carer get together. We didn’t have to get many tissues ready but instead had a beverage and enjoyed the company of others experiencing the kindy/school transition for 2017. We had the opportunity to meet Mr Steve Freeman, our new Principal, Pamela Hansen, our new School Chaplain, members of the Leadership team, Governing Council and Parent Network. We had a very positive turn-out and trust that this will set the tone for many school community events throughout the year ahead.
We thank parents/carers for preparing your child to:
- arrive and leave school at the correct school times
- abide by the school uniform policy and dress your child in the correct attire and accessories
and for parents/carers themselves to:
- make a time to have a conversation with the Reception teacher one afternoon
- become networked with our communication choices – Newsblog, Team App, and official Facebook pages associated with the school/class
- make necessary payments such as school and excursion fees
- prepare to attend a Volunteer Induction Workshop (see dates on next post)
- consider a volunteering role eg. parent network, governing council, canteen, sport or classroom helper
We are most appreciative of your involvement in your child’s start to school and we hope that you build a sense of connectedness within our school community.