From the Primary Deputy

Primary Information Evening

Thank you to all of the many parents who attended our Primary Information Evening recently. Over 250 families were represented, which is a great turnout. Such attendance sends a great message of support to the staff, as we work together to educate your children.

Swimming Carnival

The Primary Swimming Carnival was a great day. We somehow managed to pick the best day in a week of either rain or extreme temperatures. While participation was down on previous years, the quality of competition was high. Congratulations to all the students who competed, and particularly to those who will represent the school at Zone. If you have any feedback regarding the running of the day, please let me know.

Carlines Procedures

If you pick up your children from carlines of an afternoon, please be aware of High School sporting activities that may be taking place on the field or basketball courts. Please stick to the pathways, rather than cutting across the oval, and don’t enter the basketball courts until the games have finished. This will always be the case on Tuesday afternoons (High School Sport) and other days as PE lessons dictate. Thank you for your cooperation.

Parent Power Workshop

Each year we run a parent night, looking at an area or areas of the curriculum. This year we have a team preparing a great night, looking at Reading, Maths and Technology. Please plan to come along to this night, if you are interested in learning more about any of these subjects, how they are taught and how you can help your child. See the ad on the next page for more details.

School Hats

It seems a number of our students have returned to school without their school hat. Our Primary School policy is “no hat – no play” and that applies to all students. We do not distinguish between playground areas, as that becomes a source of conflict and encourages the bush lawyers among our students. Please ensure your child comes to school with their hat each day, so that they do not miss out on opportunities for sport and play.


Year 3 to 6 parents, have you had a look at your child’s planner yet? The planner is an invaluable tool, not only for communication between school and home, but also due to the wealth of information that is contained within. There are tips covering academic areas, as well as advice around general health and wellbeing. One way to use the planner at home is to look through the additional material each week, as well as at the back of the planner. You can also keep a track of books read and, of course, any homework.

Canteen Volunteers

If you have a spare day/half day every so often, it would be wonderful if you would consider helping out at the canteen. I have noticed things have been very busy lately, and there are not enough helpers. Although the work is very busy, it is not overly difficult, and there are always things people can do. Once a week, once a fortnight, even once a month – anything would be appreciated. Have a chat with Caroline in the canteen if you would like to know more.

Upcoming Events:

Friday 17th February
Prep Welcome Morning Tea (2)
K-6 Assembly 2PM in the hall

Monday 20th February
Primary Zone Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 22nd February
Parent Power Curriculum Workshop

Wednesday 1st March
IPSSO – St Mary’s vs. WCCS

I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. Ezekiel 36:26

In His service,
Robert Burgess