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Principal’s Pen | Faction Carnival, Eagles, Naplan …


Dear Parents and Families,

It is hard to believe we are nearing the end of another term. This term has certainly been action packed and exciting. I would like to take this opportunity to thank my wonderful staff for all their efforts in planning behind the scenes to make sure that our students have engaging and comprehensive learning in the classrooms, as well as all the special activities we enjoy and celebrate as a school community.

Faction Carnival 2018

It was great to see so many of our families braving the grey and blustery weather to come along to our Faction Carnival events. We managed to complete most of the events on Friday the 7th before the rain and cold forced us to retreat.  The relay races were all completed last Wednesday. On both days there were some exciting finishes and many acts of courage and determination. What I was most proud to witness was the wonderful sportsmanship displayed as children from all factions cheered and encouraged each other. Congratulations to all children who competed and to Red faction for winning the Faction Shield for 2018. All the best to our Interschool athletes as they compete today and Wednesday.

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Eagles Rock My School

Last week we had a flying visit from Rick the Rock from the West Coast Eagles. Rick and his friend, Brad, delivered messages about making healthy choices, looking after your friends and giving everyone a chance to belong. Some of our classes then went out for a quick footy clinic with Brad and Jarred Rees.

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Well done to Mrs Smith, Mrs Newbury and our fantastic Kindergarten students for an assembly that was out of this world! Our next assembly will be on Thursday the 18th of October and will be presented by our instrumental music students.

NAPLAN Results

Normally parents of our Year 3 and Year 5 students would have received NAPLAN reports by mid August for assessments carried out back in May. This year, because a number of schools trialled the assessment in the online format, there has been a hold up as the School Curriculum and Standards Authority do important work to ensure that the results for these schools are comparable with schools who did the testing on paper. We have been informed that the reports will be mailed to schools early this week. These reports will be distributed to parents as soon as we receive them.

As we approach the holidays I ‘d like to wish you all an enjoyable break. Students please remember all the things your teachers and parents have taught you about keeping safe. Wear your helmet when cycling, look right and left before crossing the road and be mindful of ‘stranger danger’ advice at all times. We look forward to seeing you all on Tuesday 9th October, safe, rested and ready for Term 4.


Lynne Anderson | PRINCIPAL