From Mr Burgess

Parent/Teacher Interviews

We are currently heading in Parent/Teacher Interview time for Prep to Year 6 families.  The Prep dates are below, and parents will have already received all of the necessary information regarding these.  K-6 interviews are still a few weeks away (Tuesday 10th September for Years 3-6 and Wednesday 11th September for Kindergarten to Year 2) but you will receive information over the next week or so.  As usual, bookings for the K-6 interviews will take place online, via the PTO website.  The letter you receive will contain all of the information you need to do this, including your username and password.

But Wait, There’s More…

In chatting with parents about reports and parent interviews, I often get the feedback that the way we structure these is appreciated.  Parents like having the interviews in Terms 1 and 3, rather than catching up at the end of the year, when everything is done and dusted.  However, I also receive feedback that parents would like more regular updates about progress.  This is something the school has been looking into for the past few months, as we seek to find ways of communicating more regularly with parents.  Ideally we would like to do this in a manner which meets the (potentially competing) goals of providing quality information for parents without substantially adding to teacher workload.  Over the remainder of this year, you will start to receive some samples of information relating to your children and their progress at school.  This is very much in a trial phase, and we would appreciate your feedback as we develop the practice further.

Musical Time!

There is a real feeling of excitement and anticipation around the school, as opening night for the musical draws near.  The rehearsals have definitely stepped up another gear, and things are looking, and sounding, amazing.  So, have you bought your tickets yet?  To save you looking up all of the details, here is a list of which grades are performing when:

Friday 30/8
7:00 pm – Year 4 pre-show performance

Saturday 31/8
2:00 pm – Kindergarten, Prep E and L pre-show performance             
7:00 pm – Year 2 and 3 pre-show performance

Friday 6/9
7:00 pm – Year 5 pre-show performance

Saturday 7/9
2:00 pm – Year 1, Prep K and C pre-show performance
7:00 pm – Year 6 pre-show performance

Father’s Day Breakfast

Our annual, and much anticipated, Father’s Day Breakfast is coming up again Tuesday 3rd September.  Notes have gone home, and tickets on sale through the Uniform Shop.  Please get yours before Friday 30th August, to assist with catering.

NOTE: The venue has changed, and we will now be on the Primary Oval as we need the extra space.  Why?  Come along on the day and find out…

Coming Soon:

Friday 16th August
CSSA Primary State Athletics Carnival

Monday 19th August
Gymnastics for Kindergarten and Year 5

Tuesday 20th August
Prep Interviews for Prep E and Prep L
Year 1 Excursion to Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

Wednesday 21st August
IPSSO – ASG vs. WCCS (Away Game)

Thursday 22nd August
Prep Interviews for Prep T

Friday 23rd August
K-6 Assembly – 2pm in the hall

Monday 26th August
Gymnastics for Kindergarten and Year 5

Wednesday 28th August
IPSSO – WCCS vs. GRG (Home Game)
Kindergarten Excursion to Calmsley Hill City Farm

Friday 30th August
The Musical Opens!!!

(A longer passage today, but one that shows the amazing way the early Church operated, and perhaps challenges us…)

42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.  Acts 2:42-27

In His service,
Robert Burgess