Principal's report 

Tom Cain

In our classrooms

Our Year 3 and 5 students commenced NAPLAN this week, and it has been wonderful to witness how well-prepared our students are for these assessments. I want to celebrate the hard work of our teachers and families in supporting our students on their learning journey. Our students have been well supported this year by their classroom teachers, but their readiness for these assessments is the result of many years of work by teachers supported by families and our broader community.


Our Proud Port Points continue to celebrate the achievements of our students. Congratulations to 1BC last week and 6AB this week for topping the tally board.

In our staff room

Previously, I communicated that Miss Stephanie from our Year 1 team would be taking family leave this year. I'm pleased to share that Miss Stephanie's role will be covered by two returning teachers, Emily Fenn and Teagan Barrack. Emily and Teagan will job share this role. Both teachers may be familiar to many of you, as both are returning to us from periods of leave. Although Miss Stephanie is still with us until the end of Term 2, I'll take this opportunity to thank her for all her hard work and wish her all the best with her family leave.


In addition, Ruth from First Aid will be taking some leave next term. We are fortunate to have Annalie Darlington stepping in to cover Ruth's responsibilities during this period. As a current parent and our PFA president, Annalie is well-known and respected within our school community, and I am confident that she will do an excellent job in this role.

In our community

Next Friday, we are holding an Open Morning for prospective families. This morning will involve a presentation and Q&A with a panel of students, staff, and parents. If you know of any families considering enrolling at Port, either for Prep next year or other year levels, please encourage them to sign up for this event via our website and come along.


Enrolments for Prep in 2025 will open in April. If you have a 2025 Prep in your household, or know others who do, I encourage you to learn more about this process via our website.


We have noticed that some children are being dropped off at school very early, often to accompany siblings engaged in sports training or when sports training is cancelled. We would like to remind all parents that students should not be dropped off prior to 8:45 am, as there is no supervision provided at this time. For students who need to be dropped off at school prior to 8:45 am, Team Kids, our Outside School Hours provider, is available to ensure they have a safe and smooth start to the school day.


Thank you, everyone, for your ongoing support and contributions this year. It’s been a positive and productive start to the year at Port, thanks to your efforts.