Kaye joins the Newlands team as our new permanent Business Manager. Kaye has many years of experience as a primary school Business Manager. I would also like to acknowledge the great work Mary did as our stand in Business Manager. She came out of retirement to assist our school get through the end of last year and get us started this year-big thanks Mary.
What a great evening we had last Friday afternoon at the Newlands Family Picnic. It was great to see so many families out on the lush green oval sharing food, conversation,and the odd dash to catch a runaway toddler. Big thanks to the members of the PFA who looked after the sausage sizzle and music. It was a great afternoon with absolutely no rain - first for Newlands.
What a huge and successful event it was for the kids. The Newlands staff were fantastic giving their personal time to make the five days for the kids away from home, iPads and mobiles a really worthwhile learning experience. It's not often primary schools provide such an experience for students so early in the year, so a special thanks for all staff who went on the camp, especially Brenna and Jessica; these two are not even in the grade area! A big thanks again Graeme for a great job organising the camp and all that entails; its a very big job.
If you missed the Family Picnic, don't worry come and join us for the Latin Fiesta. It promises to be a very memorable Newlands event, an opportunity to mix, natter and dance with friends.