Final week of term

Congratulations to all the winning classes of our first ever Attendance Chip Challenge. The following classes are having their ‘Footy Day’ chips provided by the school: 006, 103, 213, 309, 414, 520 and 622.

We would also like to thank everyone who attended the Maths Family Night. The evening was very successful and we hope those who were in attendance enjoyed themselves. Well done to the prize winners!

Our second ever Cultural Connectionz celebration was this month. On September 7th we celebrated Polyfest with a range of foods, dances and activities. It is fair to say it was a fun and vibrant day.


Lastly we hope our Year 3 and Year 4 children enjoyed their experiences on camp the past few weeks. The teachers were very impressed by the behaviour of our children, but were more impressed by getting a good night sleep back at home afterwards!

Polyfest

Talofa! Today is the day for Polyfest. Thank you to all of the families who helped set the day up and all the children who contributed to the planning. We look forward to enjoying the speeches and performances this morning and we are all excited to taste some traditional Island food with our PolyFEAST. In class children will watch the following video to gain a better idea of why our children love their Islands!

Be sure to check back next week for a summary video of Polyfest.

Polyfest

Talofa! Today is the day for Polyfest. Thank you to all of the families who helped set the day up and all the children who contributed to the planning. We look forward to enjoying the speeches and performances this morning and we are all excited to taste some traditional Island food with our PolyFEAST. In class children will watch the following video to gain a better idea of why our children love their Islands!

Be sure to check back next week for a summary video of Polyfest.

Parent Opinion Survey

A note for all who received the Parent Opinion Survey letter or email (200 parents were randomly selected). The closing date for the online Parent Opinion Survey has been extended to Sunday 9 September 2018. Parents can submit completed online surveys until 11:59PM Sunday 9 September 2018.

Thank you for your school participation in the 2018 online survey.

School Crossing News!

We are very pleased to announce that City of Casey has now approved a supervised school crossing to be installed on Silky Oak Drive outside the front of the school. This crossing will be installed during the school holidays, ready for the start of Term Four.

We thank the City of Casey for working with the school and supporting us to prioritise the safety of our children and community at the front of the school. We are also enormously grateful to all the parents and community members who have raised concerns, both with the school and with the council. Thank you!

New service

We are pleased to announce the school now has our very own psychologist, Wendy Adelaja. Wendy is a registered general psychologist who works with children, adolescents, and families experiencing a range of emotional and developmental disorders, such as:

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Childhood depression
  • Adjustment disorders (as well as subclinical difficulties adjusting to change, i.e., divorce)
  • ASD
  • Emotional and behavioral difficulties
  • Educational and academic issues

Wendy is employed by OzChild and has over 15 years’ experience gained in Australia and overseas working in a range of settings including private practice, primary and secondary school settings, and early parenting services.

If you believe your child would benefit from counselling with Wendy on any of the above issues please discuss with your classroom teacher or Assistant Principal Tobin Cuss.