Thank you to the
students who made it to the ANZAC service on Tuesday. I have received many
compliments about the service. I was
very proud of the student leaders and the maturity they demonstrated. Public
speaking is a very daunting task, especially in front of hundreds of people on
such an official occasion.
Thoughts about children’s rights and responsibilities can be found in both national and international forums. I think it is very important to keep in mind that, ‘With rights come responsibilities’.
‘Reggie Respect’, ‘Rocky Responsibility’ and ‘Rosie Relationships’ are important ‘characters’ at our school. It is an expectation that all students will be demonstrating these values at all times. Each class has discussed the 3R’s and agreed on what these values should look like in their classroom. At assembly, I shared some proverbs (sayings) that I believe are relevant to each of our school values.
A Chaplain is a supportive person who is available to support students, staff and parents. Audrey Crompton, our Chaplain is at school on Fridays and every second Monday. She works with each class, teaching the students various social and resilience skills.
We have had a smooth start to the school year in 2017. We currently have 45 students enrolled, which is less than we anticipated. We have managed to maintain the three classes with substantial Education Assistant support. This is due largely to our advanced planning and the savings we had in place in preparation for a fall in student numbers.
I hope you enjoyed our concert on Friday night. It takes a lot of preparation and practice for the night to run smoothly. Our small student numbers make it hard to have real volume in such a big space, but I was very proud of all the students and their efforts to entertain you.
As the year draws to a close, we review our achievements and start initial planning for 2017. Staff and School Board are already in the process of reviewing data and information in relation to meeting our school and class targets. This analysis includes: student report results, NAPLAN data, survey information, attendance, behaviour records and teacher records.