Hopefully, you enjoyed reading your child’s report last night and learning of all their accomplishments for the semester. If you have the time over the next few weeks, we would love you to fill out the parents’ comments page for us as we value your feedback.
END TERM ASSEMBLY 1PM
Our assembly will commence at 1pm tomorrow. If the weather permits, we will be outside, otherwise we will hold it in the Central Learning Street.
Awards that will be presented are:
- Achievement Awards - awarded for exceptional growth in subject areas
- Excellence Awards - for high academic achievement based on standardised data sets
- Terrific Teammate – voted on by classmates
- Citizenship Award - selected by teachers for students who consistently demonstrate a strong commitment to our school values
- Quiet Achievers Award - voted on by teachers for students who consistently display all the school values.
- Kiwanis’s Terrific Kids Awards - voted on by the teachers for students who contribute in a positive manner to all aspects of school life
- Art, Music and Sports Awards
- P & F will draw the Weber Q raffle.
- Please remember to send all raffle tickets and money back to school by tomorrow morning.
COVID has made us reflect on the way we do many things around the school; the concert is one of them. This year we plan to make it more low key and a more of a community event. We have booked the stage at the Junction Hotel for Thursday 20th October.
WHOLE SCHOOL EXCURSION
To continue the local community theme our Whole School Excursion this year will be to Shepparton. Possible activities may include, the Shepparton Art Museum, Ten Pin Bowling, Shepparton Botanical Gardens, a picnic in the park, walk around lake/the flats, Inflatable Nation and Kid’s Town. We will investigate possible availability and plan from there.
CHANGES TO EARLY YEARS EDUCATION
You will have no doubt already heard or read about the recent Victorian Government announcement outlining substantial reforms to our state’s early childhood education sector.
The government has committed $9 billion over the next 10 years in order to introduce three key changes across the sector.
First, this investment will mean that from next year, kindergarten programs will be free for all three‑ and four‑year‑old children at participating services. This is a meaningful change that signals the importance of access to early childhood education programs for all children.
Second, over the next decade, Four-Year-Old Kindergarten will transition to ‘Pre-Prep.’ Kindergarten in the year before school will transition to become a universal, 30-hour-a-week program of play-based learning available to every four-year-old child in Victoria.
This will amount to a doubling of the educational opportunity available for children in their year before school. It will mean children have twice the amount of teacher-led play-based learning time to develop critical social, emotional, and cognitive skills that will set them up for life, and for the next years of their education. This will be delivered through Victoria’s kindergarten and long day care services.
Third, the Victorian Government will establish 50 new government-owned and affordable early learning facilities. These facilities will be built in locations across Victoria that have unmet demand and will make it easier for families to access childcare, which will benefit parents and carers, especially women, to have the flexibility they need to re-enter the workforce.
At school council on Monday night, the committee reviewed and endorsed the updated Child Safe Policies. These can be viewed on our webpage.
Have a lovely holiday with your family and I will look forward to seeing everyone back and well rested for Term 3.