A Message from the
Primary Deputy

Praying for Our Year 12 Friends
Being part of a Prep to Year 12 school is a real blessing.  We have the privilege of watching our students start their educational journey as bright eyed four year olds and mature into young men and women ready to face the world.  As our Year 12 students head into their HSC, we in Primary will be praying for them regularly.  We start each day of the HSC by announcing the exams our students will be sitting and praying specifically for them.  Classes also dedicate prayer time to the Year 12 students.  It is our prayer that they will approach their exams with confidence and know God’s presence as they face each day.

Staffing for 2019
We are currently in the midst of plans and interviews in preparation for staffing 2019.  This is a challenging process, but one which God blesses year after year by providing us with the right people.  I would appreciate your prayers as we make decisions for next year, and also for our staff as some consider changes to their current arrangements.

Grandparent’s Day
Grandparent’s Day is on early next term.  This is a great day for children to showcase what they do at school, and for parents and grandparents to be involved.  The day commences at 12:30 pm and the activities for this year are:

  • P-6 book character parade (12:30 pm – 1:00 pm) linked to Book Week
  • Picnic lunch on the oval, 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm (either providing own food or pre-ordering Munch Monitor or through the Uniform Shop)
  • Open Classrooms (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • Writer’s Festival, linked to National Literacy Week
  • Cupcake Competition – details to follow
  • Photo Booth
  • Book Fair

NAPLAN Results
Students in Years 3 and 5 should have received their NAPLAN results by now.  As you would have heard in the media, it is challenging to know how to compare results across two different test types this year.  However, for me that is never the goal.  The most significant pages of the NAPLAN report are the middle and back pages, which clearly show what skills your child has mastered, and which ones are still being worked on.  I would encourage parents to look carefully at those pages, in order to see what this snapshot of their child’s progress shows.  The letter you received with your child’s report contains a web address that provides further information about interpreting the report.

Upcoming Events:
Friday 28th September
Last Day of Term 3
K-6 Assembly – 9am in the hall

Monday 15th October   
First Day Term 3 – Full Summer Uniform
Environmentors Years 5 and 6 at School

Wednesday 17th October 
Kindergarten 2019 Orientation

Friday 19th October    
Grandparent’s Day from 12:30 to 2:30pm

Wednesday 24th October 
IPSSO – WCCS vs. St Marys

Thursday 25th October
CSSA Splash and Dash Biathlon

For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.  Ephesians 2:10

In His Service,

Robert Burgess
Primary Deputy