From the Principal's desk 

This week we have seen the release of the Student Attitudes to School Survey. This is an annual student survey offered by the Department of Education and Training to assist schools in gaining an understanding of students' perceptions and experience of school. Despite a year of mixed remote and onsite learning, and the uncertainty of living in a world where regulations around Covid continually shift goalposts, our children have shown remarkable resilience. Below I have captured some of the data which shows that in most categories we are above like schools and all state schools. Our children feel connected to our school, recognise their teachers have high expectations and feel they have an advocate in school. It was interesting in a discussion with three of the senior classes last week that most students could identify more than one person in the school they would go to if they needed someone to talk to. The people they could talk to included classroom teachers, members of the wellbeing team, support staff, and office staff.

Last Friday it was great to see all the children having fun and dressing up for Spooky Friday. Below are some of the snaps I took of the day.

Just a reminder that students in  Years 3 - 6 should be bringing a mask to school as we have only a limited supply that we can hand out. School assemblies resume this week but we are not permitted to have parents. Hopefully, the ruling will change on this in the coming weeks. Transition and school tours can also resume. On Friday we will be having our first Term 4 kinder visit.



Debbie Oliver