A message from the Principal

Finishing the year on a high

After such a tough, disrupted and socially distant 2021 (and 2020) it is wonderful that we are ending the year on a high - restrictions are easing, covid isolation periods are shortening and, for the first time in a long while, we have events and activities on the school calendar that we are looking forward to (and have some confidence will proceed).


Whilst we are focusing fully on our teaching and learning and helping students to catch-up on learning lost this year, it is great to be able to enjoy some of the fun extras and activities that make our school what it is. 


For a school with such a great community, we are thrilled that many of these events will allow us to properly connect and celebrate with families and parents for the first time since our school fete in March 2020.


Between now and the end of the school year (only 17 school days away!), we have the following to look forward to;

  • Walkathon
  • Year 3/4 Camp
  • Year 6 Graduation
  • Year 3/4 Adventure excursion
  • Year 5/6 Big Day Out
  • Our final school assembly
  • Parents' Battle of the Band                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Our Walkathon this coming Tuesday (30th November) is something that we want to invite the whole community to get involved with. The event itself will be our major fundraiser for the year and students are currently being asked to collect sponsors for their laps of the oval. Between 2-3pm on the day, they will be challenged to complete as many as possible. All funds collected will go towards building our classroom libraries, amazing collections of books to engage and inspire students.


After the event, we will ask families to make payment for money raised via Compass and further details will follow next week.


For the event we need many parent volunteers to act as marshalls, hand out cut up oranges, tick off laps completed on wristbands and generally offer their support for the students.


After the walkathon has finished, we then ask families to hang around and enjoy a sausage sizzle, cake stall & healthy icy poles at the school. This will be the first school 'event' like this for over 18 months and a great opportunity to connect, have some fun and help the school.


To make this event the success we would like it to be, we really need some parent (or grandparent) volunteers for a number of jobs on the afternoon.


If you are able to be here and help, please sign up for a job at the link here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b094baba62ea3f85-skipps8 




We are also seeking donations of cakes and cupcakes for the cake stall on the afternoon. With Monday being a curriculum day, why not spend the day doing some baking to help the school? These can be dropped off in the Kitchen Dining Room on Tuesday morning from 8:30am onward.


We are looking  forward to seeing more of you over the next few weeks!


Neil Scott