From the Primary Deputy

Isn’t it Hot?

It seems that the hot weather has arrived a bit early this year.  With a few days already in the mid to high 30s, we are always aware of the impact of this on the children.  In class they are fine, as all rooms are air-conditioned.  However, the playground is a different situation.  To appropriately look after the children, we have the following options in place.

  • We will direct children to remove excess/unnecessary clothing before they go out to play.
  • When the temperature reaches around 35oC, we will check how that feels outside (i.e. is there a breeze? etc.) and then make a call if we need to restrict play areas, or similar.
  • If it is determined that it is excessively hot outside, we can:
    1. Restrict play areas
    2. Open the hall or library as an alternative area for students
    3. Keep students inside for part/all of lunch.

At all times, we encourage children to be wise in their play.  If it is hot, take plenty of breaks, drink lots of water, etc.  Contrary to a very popular rumour amongst the children, there is no “magic number” temperature at which we declare the school closed.


Things are well and truly happening as we prepare for 2019.  In Prep, our students are spending time in “big school” as they begin their exciting transition to Kindergarten.  New Prep and Kindergarten children are coming along to transition days and open afternoons.  Staffing decisions are being made, classes are bring looked at and so forth.

Now is the perfect opportunity for parents to consider if they would like to have a chat with the school about arrangements for their child/ren for 2019.  If your enquiry is regarding current K-2 students, then catch up with Mrs Shaw.  If it is to do with current 3-6 children, then Mrs Post is your best starting point.  If it is an overall enrolments question, then please drop into the Enrolments Office next to the Uniform Shop.

Next newsletter I should be in a position to announce some staff changes for 2019, including departures and new appointments.

Year 6 to 7 Transition Day

Year 6 to 7 transition day is a big event on the calendar.  One of the great things about being a Prep to Year 12 school, is the privilege we have in watching so many of our students enjoy their entire school journey with us.  At key points we arrange transitions, to assist with this journey.

All Year 6 parents should have received both a note and an email from Mrs Post, with information about transition day.  Please reply/return whatever is requested, so we can organise the day effectively.  Note that this information is slightly different, depending on your plans for 2019.

Upcoming Events:

Friday 2nd November
K-6 Assembly – 2:00 pm in the hall

Wednesday 7th November
Environmentors Years 1 and 2 at school

Thursday 8th November
Prep 2019 Open Afternoon from 3:45 pm to 5:00 pm

Friday 9th November
Year 6 Team Building activities at school

Monday 12th to Friday 16th November
Movie Week in the Library

Wednesday 14th November
IPSSO – St Marks vs. WCCS

Friday 16th November
Last day of Library borrowing
K-6 Assembly – 2:00 pm in the hall

“Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine.”  Exodus 19:5

In His Service,
Robert Burgess