From the Acting Deputy Principal
What a fabulous start to the P & F volunteers running our Thursday Hot Chocolate mornings! So much so, they ran out of hot chocolate! But not this week… They are ready for the popularity of this wonderful initiative, especially with the chilly, wet weather expected. Please come along and have a chat with members of the Exec, staff and families of the St Paul’s community.
Playground and Oval
Term 3 will see the commencement of the upgrade to our Junior playground in Week 3. There are some wonderful plans ahead and we look forward to swinging from and climbing on the new equipment later this term! Our oval has also dried out with many weeks spent being unable to access it last term. So we hope to see the wonderful games and fun being had back out there by our students.
There will be a VSC (Valuing Safe Communities) Parent Workshop on Tuesday 26 July at 2.00pm (in person) and option to complete online for Parent Volunteers. Please note: If you are planning to volunteer for excursions or camps, this is a requirement that you have completed this workshop. Log on to register your attendance here: Valuing Safe Communities Registration
Keeping our kids safe online is a huge priority and responsibility we share between home and school. As such, we are launching a Mrs J’s Tech Lounge where we will be sending out information regarding up-to-date information on social media, iPad security, cyber bullying and 'how to' guides for parents to monitor devices at home. This is an ever changing field and we wish to educate staff, parents and students across the term on these areas and more! Being eSmart is a must have skill.
Loose Parts Play
Thanks to our wonderful Learning Assistants who have taken on a task to set up Loose Parts Play in the Junior play space. This allows the children to learn cooperative play as they create, build and collaborate using a variety of everyday equipment. We will be looking to add some interesting design and tech ideas for students in the Senior Primary school during the term. Watch this space!
All students have been challenged this week to write or draw things they are grateful for and pop them in the postbox outside my office for a chance to win an iceblock! If there are things or people you are grateful for, drop in a note and help us create an overflowing cup of gratitude! For parents, there may even be a hot chocolate on me. 😉
As always, I love catching up with students and parents on a daily basis. Please feel free to stop by for a chat anytime! Having an open door policy to connect is something I highly value. If, however, you need to make an appointment to discuss something more formal, please don’t hesitate to do so.
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Mrs Marcia Jealous
Acting Deputy Principal