From the Principal's desk

Bully Bull Ring

Last Tuesday students enjoyed a performance by Meerkat Productions entitled,  'Bully Bull Ring.' The performance focused on strategies to manage bullying through singing, dancing and acting. Students were enthralled by the performance and eager participants in the show. 

 

 

 

 

Compass

It is really important that we have all our families connected through the secure portal of Compass. If you are unsure how to log in or have forgotten your password please contact the school. Reports will be uploaded at the end of the semester in Compass. Written reports will not be sent home unless requested. The easiest way to access Compass is to simply download the App on your phone or log on through the web. The parent portal allows you to:

  • Monitor your child’s attendance, and enter in explanations for late arrivals or absences.
  • Communicate with your child’s teachers and update family details.
  • Download and view your child’s progress and semester reports.
  • View ‘My News’, a news feed of school announcements, alerts and updates.
  • View your child's timetable and the school calendar

Link to Compass if viewing on a computer below:

https://numurkahps-vic.compass.education/

App can be downloaded from:

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/compass-school-manager/id778415974?mt=8

or

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jdlf.compass&hl=en

Teacher Professional Development Day

On Friday June 1st, the staff participated in professional development around building a professional learning community and developing shared practice around the instruction of reading. Our instructional leaders, Shantelle Hives and Jenny Sartoria led the sessions around building a collaborative culture at Numurkah Primary School and Jacqueline Hope, our literacy leader, led the professional development around reading. It was great to see teachers working together and having robust discussions about learning. The day began with a short video of students sharing with us what they understand to be learning and finished with Michelle Davis introducing us to our new Drumbeat Program which she has started with a group of students this term. The program seeks to build resilience through rhythm and uses hand drumming to foster improved levels of personal and social confidence. She will work with a different group of students each term.