Clarity, by Lyn Sharratt, has been a research book William Carey have been reading since 2020. However, 2021 is where the staff can implement it into their teaching practice and classroom spaces. In this newsletter, I will provide you with an overview of the book. Then, during the next couple of newsletters, I will break this down further and highlight its use within our school.
At the beginning of this term, the staff gained a more robust insight into the 14 Parameters. As you can see in the attached diagram, each parameter works together to build on school improvement. William Carey’s goal with Clarity, and the 14 Parameters, is for it to be integral in our approach and become second nature to all the staff.
Each one of these plays a role in developing student abilities to grow in their learning. Together, the teachers read and identified the various expectations. We were very aware that this could feel overwhelming. So, we went about ‘ticking’ the areas that we have already started and begun to succeed in seeing its impact.
Next week, I will share more about why we invested in Essential Assessment. This resource has opened many differentiated assessment tools to enhance students’ knowledge from their current understanding.
Deputy Principal Primary
As we are entering into the colder months, can you please make sure that your child’s name is marked clearly on all their school clothes. Quite a number jumpers and coats can be found in our lost property bucket, and if not labelled, it is impossible to locate their owner.
The end of the day and travelling home looks very different in every family. It is wonderful to see so many of our families coming to school to pick up their children. At this point, no changes have been provided, allowing families to remain on the school grounds. We are looking forward to this day! However, during this time, once you have your child, can we please ask for you to return to your car and go about your afternoon activities.
Many of our students also make use of the buses here at William Carey. The Bus Drivers’ have a vital role in delivering every child to school and home again, safely. However, some of the students have been moving about the bus, and their behaviour has been questionable. Please encourage your children to travel to and from school respectably and safely.
We would like to thank Mrs McGrath, Mrs Napper, Miss Grinsell (Co-ordinator) and Mrs Ricci for all their organisation for the 2021 Mother’s Day Picnic. All the families that came along enjoyed God’s stunning afternoon here at William Carey!!! It was a delight eating the gelato and see our student and Mum’s creating craft together. This day would never have happened without these talented and dedicated teachers.
Year 3 were encouraged to “do-nut” stress about the tests (NAPLAN), and they did really well, so the teachers surprised them with a “Donut Day” on Friday 21st May! It was lots of fun!
Autumn is such a delightful time to observe the changes in our environment. This week some of our Prep students enjoyed time under the trees on our front oval. After looking at the variety of colours and textures, they scrunched the leaves and threw them as high as they could into the air! A truly joyful experience in their day at Prep.
Wednesday 2nd June: IPSSO Away Game
Friday 4th June: Prep Family Fun Day
Saturday 5th June: Year K to 12 ‘A Little Night Music’
Monday 7th June: Primary Metro Cup Soccer Gala Day, Prep Family Fun Day
Wednesday 9th June: IPSSO Home Game v. St Mark’s
Thursday 10th June: Primary & Secondary Cross Country Championships
Friday 11th June: Primary Assembly
Monday 14th June: Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend
Wednesday 16th June: IPSSO Away Game
Monday 21st June: K-6 Reports sent home
Tuesday 22nd June: Prep Mufti Day
Wednesday 23rd June: IPSSO Sport, Primary ALC ‘Shades of Shakespeare’
Thursday 24th June: K-6 Mufti Day
Friday 25th June: Last Day Term 2, Prep Mufti Day, Primary End of Term Assembly