On Monday our Biggies took full advantage of the great weather by heading up onto the mountain for a walk followed by a swim in the warmth of the afternoon at Longley Gorge.
This was followed by the 2/3/4’s heading off to their camp at Spring Beach on a perfect day, which they capitalised on by doing a walk and a swim on day 1. On day 2 I received a text photo of the group standing at the summit of the Thumbs wearing suitable wet weather gear and a look of satisfaction on their faces.
Our focus value was shared with the school on Tuesday prior to the camp departure, and the focus is Curiosity.
Curiosity is being inquisitive and wondering.
Curiosity is poking around and figuring things out.
Curiosity is exploring with your mind and with actions.
On Thursday a meeting was held with members of the Marketing Sub-Committee to look at how to maximise enrolments of Pre-Kinder. If you know of anyone who is considering our Pre-Kinder group for next year, please urge them to contact us asap.
Due to Simon’s intention to focus on business opportunities next year and as a consequence being unavailable for employment with the school, we are advertising a Teacher Assistant position in this Saturday’s Mercury. While we acknowledge that replacing Simon is impossible, we are hoping for some quality candidates to fill the vacant position.
The Social Sub-Committee are looking forward to families enjoying the movie night scheduled for tonight at 6:00pm in the Biggies. Another great way for some relaxed time together and enjoy the good things about our community.
You would have all received an email from me providing some details of the Futures Forum to be held next Tuesday at either 3:00pm or 5:00pm. I look forward to seeing you all at one of the forums. In parallel to the work being done with the options for future size and location of the school, Elly has continued to do work around the future governance options for the school. This is nearing completion and should be available to Committee soon.
I’ve also made mention throughout the year, about the professional development around literacy that we have been involved with this year. With one more meeting to go, it is worth pointing out that through funding being made available by IST, that teachers have been afforded some common planning time to work together in the implementation of the knowledge gained.