Thank you to all the children and Mr Beer who attended the ANZAC ceremony in Irymple on Monday where our school wreath was laid by Captains Josh Bailey and Maddie Oliver. Thank you again, to all the parents and relatives who attended our school ANZAC service on Friday.
All students who assisted (music, flag and preparing seating) presented, laid wreaths and sang did an outstanding job. We were also very pleased with the outstanding behaviour and level of respect shown during the entire ANZAC ceremony. We were lucky to have had such beautiful photographs in the Sunraysia Daily. I was very sorry not to have been able to attend the ceremony myself.
This week the Scooter Racks were installed as a result of the school gaining a locally based grant. Thank you to the School Leaders who prepared the application on behalf of our school. The more children that are able to walk, ride or scooter to school the healthier our school community will be.
Please remind your child to check the area outside the Library as once again there are a few unclaimed items and unfortunately without names it’s hard to track down the rightful owner. Once lunch boxes and drink items have been left for some time we dispose of them for health reasons. Nothing with a name on it will be thrown out at any time. With the colder mornings there are always an increased number of misplaced items.
NAPLAN testing for Years 3 and 5 children will begin on 10th May and there are a few small things that can go a long way to assist them. With the children having to concentrate for long uninterrupted periods of time, we recommend that they have a good night’s sleep, a good breakfast and have plenty of time before school to play and go to the toilet on the testing days. The best thing is to look at it as another school day with a purpose slightly different to normal days. The children have been well prepared and they only have to know what they have been taught previously. Tell them if they are concerned, to relax and enjoy showing what they can do. They can only do their best and that is all anyone can ask. If your child will be away please let the classroom teacher know.
Please advise us of any telephone or address changes that may have occurred over the term break. It is also important to notify us if your child/ren has/have had any changes to their medical records. The updated and signed records need to be returned to the school as soon as possible.