2023 Term 2 Week 4 Newsletter
I am delighted to share with you some exciting news from our school community. Our annual Athletics Carnival was held last week, and it was a fantastic success. It was wonderful to see our students come together to showcase their athletic abilities, sportsmanship, and school spirit.
Our students' performances were outstanding, with our school records bring broken and many students achieving personal bests. Their hard work and dedication to having a go were evident throughout the day, and they should all be very proud of their achievements. I would also like to thank our dedicated staff who worked tirelessly to make the day such a great success, in particular Ms Abbey and Mr Molnar for all your efforts behind the scenes. Thanks also to our volunteers who cooked and served the food stall to make sure everyone was fed and fuelled for our track events during the evening. A great school and community event for all involved. Congratulations Redbacks!
In other news, I would like to welcome Ms Sophie, a University student from Charles Darwin University who will is joining us for the next few weeks. Sophie will be working closely with our teachers and students in the Upper Primary hub to gain valuable experience and contribute to our students' education. Please join me in welcoming Sophie to our school community and supporting her during her time with us.
On Wednesday 24th May, our classes will participate in their National Simultaneous Storytime. NSS is a nationwide event that takes place annually on the fourth Wednesday of May. This year, it will be held on May 24th, 2023 at 11am. The event is organised by the Australian Library and Information Association and its purpose is to promote the value of reading and literacy. During NSS, people of all ages come together to read the same story at the same time. This creates a powerful sense of community and encourages young people to develop a lifelong love of reading. This year’s National Simultaneous Storytime book is The Speedy Sloth from award-winning author Rebecca Young. It is a delightful story about a sloth who is determined to be the fastest animal in the jungle. An inspiring story which celebrates all winners, especially those who don’t come first!
As the weather has cooled this week, we have noticed students begin to wear transitional clothing to school. A reminder to families, that the wearing of school uniform is compulsory, and uniforms can be purchased from the admin office. As her policy , non-school hats and jackets/ jumpers must not be worn in the playground during the school day or at school functions e.g., assembly. In the event of cooler weather, plain navy-blue jumpers, jackets, pants, or leggings are acceptable to be worn and a wide brimmed school hat/navy blue hat must be worn for outside play or activities year round.
Finally, I would like to remind everyone that our annual Mother's Day Markets will be held tomorrow, Saturday 14th May from 10am-1pm on the Town Oval. This is a fantastic opportunity to find the perfect gift for the special mother figure in your life while supporting our school community. There will be a variety of stalls selling handmade crafts, flowers, and delicious treats, so be sure to come along and show your support.
I wish all the Mum’s a Happy Mother’s Day and send you all sleep in and yummy breakfast vibes!
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We encourage families to use the absentee form instead of the school phone number when advising the school that your child will be absent from school.
Arrival at School
No child should be at school before 7.45am. Children arriving before 7.45am will remain seated in the covered area until that time. A teacher commences playground duty at 7.45am each morning.
Appointments and Signing in/Out
It is preferred that all student’s appointments be made outside of school hours so as not to disturb their learning. However, if this is not possible then carers are asked to report to the office and sign out their child. The office will call the student to the office for collection.
At no time should a carer go directly to the class during school hours. Upon return the carer must return to the office to sign the student back in.
Emergency Contact Details
If your child/rens emergency contact has left the Eylandt. It is essential that the School Office maintains up-to-date records of your address, telephone numbers, email addresses and emergency contacts in case of illness or injury to you child. Please ensure you complete this form the below form and return it at your earliest convenience.
Whole School Assembly
Every second Friday we hold a whole school assembly and invite parents, families and school community members to join in the occasion. Our assemblies commence at 8:10am and always focus on celebrating student success. Classroom teachers nominate two students to receive a Merit Award at each assembly. Parents will be notified when their child is receiving an award to ensure that they can be present for the moment. In addition to this, our classes take turns in presenting a class performance at each assembly. Once again parents are notified of the class performance by their child’s teacher.
This week we have included insight on Sydney Child Behaviour Research. Please keep an eye out each week for the Insights that are linked through our school newsletter. Insights can also be found on our website.