- 11 July 2017
Dear Parents and Caregivers
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back to Term 3. I hope that you had a wonderful winter break which involved you creating your own busyness! I would like to welcome those students and their families who are new to our school this term. We look forward to growing a very trusting and transparent relationship with you, as together we nurture the growth of your child.
As a multicultural society and school, all the students will be involved in celebrating Naidoc Week as we celebrate and raise awareness about Aboriginal histories, cultures and languages. Various activities have been planned by the staff for this week. One of the highlights will be the Indigenous performance which was hosted by the school today. Thank you to the committee who has worked behind the scenes to make this week, activities and events possible.
During the second week of the term break a number of St Paul’s staff, led by Mrs. Kube, attended the 5th Australian Conference of Lutheran Education. They were part of over a thousand delegates who met in Adelaide to celebrate the strength and diversity of Lutheran schooling across Australia.
It is my pleasure to welcome to our school community the following staff members for the start of Term 3: Mrs. Julia Bowman [Year 5 Agile Learning Lab], Mr. Adam Carrington and Mr. Dom Riley, in Year 3A, while Mrs. Cathy Henderson is on Long Service Leave and Mrs. June Zanow [Year 3 Teacher’s Assistant] who has returned from Long Service Leave. It is wonderful to have you all on board, as well as having returned safely back to work after a time of travel and relaxation.
Term 3 promises to be another busy but enriching experience for everyone. Some of the events and date claimers for this term include the following:
Photo day 2 – Thursday 17 August
Book Week: 21 – 25 August
Grandparents’ Day – Friday 25 August
Fathers and Daughters’ event – Thursday 31 August
Senior School [Year 3 -6] Musical – Thursday 7 September
Tomorrow your student will be bringing home their Semester 1 report. Please make the time to sit down with your child and read through the report with them. This provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss and celebrate areas of improvement as well as setting goals for the next semester. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s classroom teacher if you wish to discuss any aspect of their report with us.
As we begin our Term 3 journey, please remember that both the teaching staff and the Executive Team propagate a very strong open door policy at St Paul’s. Open communication and transparency are vital to the success of your child’s time at school and yours too – if we don’t know what your concern is, then we are unable to support you in finding a solution and satisfactory outcome to it.
Wishing every family a wonderful week and term.
Yours in Christ.