This week our students have again been out and about. On Monday, the Middlies 3/4 had a wonderful Environment Day walking at Mortimer Bay, on Wednesday the Biggies enjoyed the best weather of the week during their Bike Day which was again in the Mortimer Bay area, and today Shona and the Biggies were joined by a number of other students when they performed some musical items for the residents at the Queen Victoria Nursing Home.
There are a number of pretty big-ticket items on the go at the moment, many of which were tabled in their current form at the Committee meeting on Wednesday. The playground sub-committee has canvased all students with regard ideas for future development, and this will now inform the next stage of the planning. The Futures Project has reached a stage where all the 9 options that were identified by the community at previous forums, have been put through an initial stress test to determine viability. An opportunity to present this information to the community is being explored. The review of the Supportive School Environment Policy has passed the initial stage where a proposed framework for students, parents and teachers was accepted. This framework will now be elaborated upon and articulated within the review of the policy.
At our Wednesday staff meeting, teachers reviewed the student data that has been collected from our annual Progressive Achievement Tests. Our initial review shows that there is much to celebrate across the school and that our whole of school professional development is paying dividends. Teachers will where appropriate provide relevant information to children and parents through the end of year report.
Today we marked a minute’s silence and reflected upon our value of respect. For the Biggies, it was an opportunity in their minds to revisit the War Memorial and the understandings gained from this experience.
I know that for many of you, today has been a very busy day as you prepare, cook, make and organise. I hope that the day has also been enjoyable for you. Come what may tomorrow, it will still be a Cottage School Fair that will be enjoyed by many and will see us all once again working side by side as a strong community.