Thank you if you helped to spread the word about our quest to employ a new TA for 2017. At the close of application on Monday we had a healthy response of quality applicants. A selection group is now undertaking the task of selecting candidates for interview.
On a glorious Tuesday, I joined a combined group of Littlies and Middlies for a bike day that took in the foreshore ride from the school to Geilston Bay and back again. Along the way we gave cheery hellos to those sharing the path, received support for getting out there and being active, and of course spending some fun time in the parks along the way.
At our final Garden Market on Wednesday I managed to press gang some more parents into the voting process relating to the risk options for the Futures Project. Thanks to everyone who participated in this exercise, and a reminder that a fully detailed options presentation will be provided at next year’s AGM for an informed vote.
On Thursday morning the fire alarms were activated using a special canister of smoke, supported by a strobing red light to simulate a fire. Under the watchful eye of 3 representatives from the Tasmanian Fire Service, we conducted our emergency evacuation process as if a real fire were happening. Hats off to the children and staff as everything went off seamlessly and we were given the nod of approval in advance of written verification. We plan to have an early practice next year to keep us on our toes.
Today of course, many of you joined us for the concert, which I’m sure we all enjoyed. Great to see a mix of the arts being presented, and our students displaying such confidence in their performances.
Of course next week is our final week of school, and plenty of things to achieve before midday on Thursday. Adults and children alike are all starting to show some signs of tiredness so we need to make sure that eating well, sleeping well, minimum screen time and maximum family time are all in place. In short, look after each other.