Dear Parents and Carers,
This week has been a momentous week with students attending for 5 consecutive days and the Foundation students free to play at recess and lunchtimes with their Year 6 buddies at the usual break times.
Please see attached photos.
At Monday’s assembly those elected for the Student Representative Council were presented with their badges by the Year 6 SRC leaders Charlotte and Christian.
This year the school will be undergoing what is called a ‘School Review’ which happens every 4 years.
The purpose of the school review is to evaluate the school’s performance against its previous School’s Strategic Plan and investigate particular areas of focus in order to inform the development of the school’s next strategic plan and determine the improvement goals for the next four-year cycle.
Forums will be conducted inviting parents, students and staff to participate to discuss the school’s performance and its directions. The Student Representative Council will play a significant role in discussing their opinions about the strengths of the school and areas of improvement needed. Students are typically honest and constructive in their comments, their opinions are highly valued by the reviewer.
Next Monday’s assembly, 1st March the students who have been elected as the SCARECROW monitors will be presented with their badges.
It has been such a positive step for teachers to begin to organise excursions and incursions. Mr Nic Lindsay has been first of the blocks organising swimming carnivals. Congratulations to the following 18 students who have made it to the next level of competition, Division Finals:
Charlotte A, Tiana B, Rhys C, Henry C, Sophie F, Rebecca H, Xavier N, Tom P, Patrick P, Raima S, Scarlett S, Darcy S, Oliver S, Samara S, James T, Jonathon T, Olivia T and Tillie V-W. We wish them all the very best.
Dr Karl Jenkinson and Mr Barrie Dege are currently assessing and working with students individually who are participating in the State Government’s Tutor program. Please be aware that at Wattle Park Primary the program will run for the entirety of this year and not the 26 weeks as outlined in the Department of Education guidelines. This is a school based decision.
It has become a tradition at the beginning of the year for Foundation families to attend a sausage sizzle organised by a group of Year 1 parents to meet one another and for the children to have a relaxed play in the school grounds. Foundation families please ensure to mark 12th March in your diary. The sausage sizzle commences at 4:00p.m. So thrilled that we will be able to have an outdoor event for one part of our community.
Enjoy the weekend and on Monday it is the month of March- first day of autumn! Autumn in Melbourne is my favourite season.
Please be aware that all late students must report to the office BEFORE going to class, where their attendance will be marked accordingly.
SECOND Hand Uniform Shop
Monday, 1st March and Monday, 22nd March 3:30-4pm.
Volunteer Needed for the First Aid Room
Much appriciated if any one can help us clean the sheets in First Aid Room. Your help can make the First Aid room a more safer and cleaner enviroments. Please see Office for more information.
Attention all Volunteers
Thank you to the many volunteers at WPPS. If you are voluntering in any capacity at the School, please note that the Child Safe Code of Conduct Form must be filled in annually. A copy of your current Working With Children's Check must be kept on file at the office as well.
The Safe Code of Conduct forms can be collected from the office, or print out from below.
School Photo on 19/03/2021
It’s that time of year, when all students are required to have on a hat for outside play. Children will be required to play in the shade if no hat is worn, and being a Sun Smart School it's important to have sun protection from now until May.