Congratulations to our Semester One Student Leaders who were announced at the last assembly in 2014.
Our School Captains for this semester are: Lila Rouse & Jack Baird.
Our School Vice Captains are: Mikaylah Kerslake & Damon Dawes.
We know that these students will be excellent role models and show great leadership to their peers, parents and staff. There will be a badge presentation at a special assembly next Wednesday at 2.30pm. All parents are always welcome at all assemblies.
All the best to all parents, staff and children for the 2015 school year.
Welcome to the start of the 2015 school year. We hope all students and families enjoyed their time together where the pressure to be ready for school each day is given a short break. A special welcome to all of our new families both those beginning in Prep and those that have transferred in from other schools and interstate. I am sure that you will all enjoy your time at our great school! We have 45 preps enrolled and our total enrolment at this stage is 310.
Two new staff members commenced duty at our school this week! Mrs Louise Kent, who will be teaching LOTE (Italian) to the Prep to 2 children each Thursday. Mrs Katie Heaft-Floramo will be job sharing with Mrs Narelle Bruhn in Room 1 with the Prep children. Her days will be Monday and Tuesday each week. We wish them well and know they will be a great asset to our school. We also have Ms Hawkes and Ms Hill returning from Family Leave. They will be job sharing a Year 5/ 6 class in Room 9. We wish them well in their return to work after family leave in 2014.
Some parents may be aware that ‘Welcome to School’ bags are provided by the Government for all Prep students. Unfortunately we didn’t receive enough and will be ordering more. Prep students will receive their bag when the order arrives.
A note with information about parking is available to view here. Please be familiar with our procedures for picking up and dropping off students as the whole school is entering and exiting in a short space of time. Under NO circumstances are parents to park in the staff car park to pick up or drop off children.
We would ask that all parents remain calm and courteous when in the car park as it does get very busy at pick up time. Remember to obey the give way signs and be aware of children at all times. If crossing to the car park all parents MUST use the supervised crossing.
We realize that this can be a very expensive time of year for families with back to school costs but we would ask that all parents please try and pay the school requisite payment of $160.00 as soon as possible.
The ICT levy allows the school to continue to provide high quality digital learning resources for all students. Notes regarding levies will be coming home early next week.
A reminder to all parents and students to ensure they are hydrated. At school we have a hat policy as well as an extreme heat policy that means students do not go into the playground when the temperature exceeds 38 degrees. If your child is riding or walking home please ensure they have a hat and a drink.
A very special night for Year 6 children will be held this evening. Some will say goodbye to their school, friends and teachers after seven years of attendance whereas others have come to us from other schools. The presentation ceremony will be followed by a dinner then a disco. We hope all parents and friends that participate enjoy one of the most significant events on our school calendar. Most of all we hope it will be a special memory for the Year 6 children. We are very proud of them as, no doubt, their parents are as well.
Sales have been excellent in 2014. Thank you to everyone that purchased one and thank you to the sponsors that bought space in the magazine. We hope the sponsors are pleased with the professional look of the magazine and hope that parents will support our sponsors wherever possible. Without our terrific sponsors each year the magazine could have cost up to $20 per copy. Having it located for free at major places around town such as Doctor’s rooms also gives our sponsors a wider coverage for their generous support.
Thank you to all the parents and staff who assisted on Sunday with the Bunnings BBQ. Everyone is very busy at this time of the year and it was pleasing to see people, despite the time of year, give up their valuable time to raise money for our children at Irymple Primary School. A special thank you to parents who used their vehicles to transport the heavy goods required. Approximately $1,407.85 was raised on the day.
Class lists for Preps will be sent out by mail with other relevant information for the beginning of the 2015 Prep year. The two classes are now finalised and we very much look forward to their start in January. This is a very special time in the lives of these children.