Principal's Report

Dear Parents and Families, 

 

It is hard to believe that there is only one day left until the Easter break. This term has flown and both our staff and students are to be commended on the way they have worked to make their classrooms exciting learning communities. There are so many students who should be proud of their efforts as they reflect on their progress and individual achievements, no more so than our amazing bunch of Foundation students. 

 

ROAD SAFETY

Concerned community members have notified me that cars are not stopping at the children’s crossing and are exceeding the 40km speed limit. It is a legal requirement that a driver approaching or at a children’s crossing must stop at the stop line at the crossing if:

  • a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing.

Please keep our children safe by following these rules. 

 

FAREWELL 

Sadly, we are farewelling the Martin family this term. Billie and Leo will certainly be missed, they have been a pleasure to have in the school.  We wish Janelle, Rhys and the children all the very best for their move to Queensland.

 

ATHLETICS

How fortunate were we to have two beautiful days for our athletics events over the past week. Friday’s sports day was a great success. Students participated in all events with enthusiasm. Congratulations to Goulburn, the winning house on the day. It was wonderful to see so many spectators in attendance. Both the coffee van and the food van were extremely popular, thanks to P & F.

Tatura Sports day, was also blessed with perfect weather. We were certainly very proud of Toolamba students who displayed great sportsmanship. Their performance on the day was commendable.  The day culminated with some very exciting relays with Toolamba winning every age group. Congratulations to Tyson Webb who was boy champion on the day, an amazing effort! 

 

HARMONY DAY

Today saw a splash of orange across the school in celebration of Harmony Day. Harmony Day is intended to show cohesion and inclusion in Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. It is about community participation, inclusiveness, celebrating diversity, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Students participated in a range of activities. 

 

 

FOOD SHARING

People will be happy to hear that the updated Operational Guidelines say “the sharing of food is not recommended. Where this occurs, individual portions should be encouraged alongside strict hand hygiene.” As a consequence we will commence the Kitchen Garden Program in Term 2 ensuring that we comply with strict hand hygiene and individual portions. It will also mean that if you would like to send along food when it is your child’s birthday you can as long as these guidelines are followed. Monica Kinnane is keen to commence Hot Dog Days again. We will keep you updated with this. 

 

 

Each year our school purchases the Short Listed Books to add to our reading program. Books are always a fantastic gift for children. The following link enables you to see this year’s list.

https://cbcacloud.blob.core.windows.net/documents/National/BookOfTheYear/2021/2021%20CBCA%20Shortlist.pdf 

 

END TERM ASSEMBLY

Assembly will commence at 1.30pm in the amphitheatre on Thursday 1st April. Awards for the Term will be presented and the Easter Raffle will be drawn. Students will be dismissed at 2pm.

All my best wishes for Easter and I hope everyone enjoys the next two weeks of holidays. I am certainly looking forward to catching up with family and friends.

 

Regards Heather