Thank you to all the families that attended the Parent Teacher Meet and Greet sessions this week. It is an orchestrated opportunity to share ideas with the teacher to be able to do the best for every child. The people that can give the first-hand information are the parents and caregivers. Thank you to all the staff who started at 2.00pm and stayed till after 6.00pm to ensure that parents all had an opportunity to book around work and family commitments. Some great discussion and suggestions have come out of the meetings. Over the next two weeks we have the remaining Meet and Greet sessions.
Thank you to all the families that have paid. We are hoping that as many families as possible are able to assist us with early payments so that the costs are distributed equitably across the school.
Thank you to the Captains and Vice Captains that have started taking assembly presentations on behalf of the school. They have made an amazing start to their roles and we know that they will continue to improve their skills towards perfection over the next 5 months.
The achievement and behaviour of the students has once again made us all very proud here at school. Only one or two children needed to be reminded by their instructors of the importance of total and undivided attention when in a learning situation that is time limited. Thank you to all the teachers and support officers that assisted over the week of swimming.
Thank you to all the parents that have provided such healthy lunches for their children for the start of this year. It is really pleasing to see the number of healthy sandwiches, bread rolls, yoghurts and a variety of fruit being sent along in preference to packaged foods.
This area outside the Library is already overflowing after one month at school. It has a mixture of items including jackets, drink bottles and lunch boxes and a few toys that have been brought to school. Please have a look if your child has any lost items that you are aware of.
Thank you to all the families and their children for attending a most enjoyable summer evening. The Lucky Ticket prize of 1 new school shirt and 1 new hat was won by the Christensen family and donated, with thanks, from IPS Uniform Shop. Assistance by School Staff, Parents’ Club and School Council members on the night was very much appreciated.
Thank you to everyone who contributed a salad – we had a huge number of beautiful fresh salads to choose from. It was nice to see all the children happily playing together with the items from our PE Department.
Many classes took the opportunity to make and eat pancakes on Tuesday 17th February. The children enjoyed the making and most of all the eating. It is a good opportunity to learn about an event that has been recorded as happening for hundreds of years. We hope you enjoy some of the photos (here soon!).
Earlier this year Archer won the 10 years and under Australian Title for water skiing. Archer skied at speeds up to 140 kilometres per hour! Archer is pictured with Mrs Madden at Assembly this week proudly displaying his shield and another trophy that he won at the Southern Eighty ski race recently in Echuca. Congratulations Archer!
As from the beginning of Term 1, the previously known ‘Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) has been re-named, to become the new ‘Department of Education and Training (DET). It may be some time before all official school documents in our school can be changed, to reflect this State Government change. You can be assured that at school level, it has no effect on any school operations or communications.