WOW! Congratulations everyone for the massively successful Cottage School Fair last weekend. I think that we really demonstrated our value of enterprise, in that despite the weather forecast and imminent parking problems, we acted with courage and used motivation, initiative and drive to see that the fair still went ahead in the manner befitting the degree of effort that lead up to the day. And whilst it’s great to have broken yet another financial record, let’s not forget what it’s really about. It’s about a community working together for a common goal. It’s about being in a financial position to provide for the whole school things that may fall outside of the normal budget. And it’s about promoting Cottage School to the wider community as an enduring educational option.
This week has seen our Prep/1’s heading off to camp at Orana, and for some it is their first overnight experience on a school camp. Cloudy, cool weather has never stopped Cottage School kids from enjoying a dip in the ocean, and this group was no exception. The Kinder group paid the camp a visit on Wednesday and thoroughly enjoyed their time and a sneak preview of what is in store for them next year!
Just some advance notice, that as part of our final piece of work with the UTAS Innovations Research Centre, we will be asking about 8 parents to sit down and be interviewed about the format for our mid-year reports. Interested?
Thank you to the 33 families who responded to the 2016 Parent Survey, an increase of 3 from last year. The data and an explanation of how to use it are available through the link. Information will be used to determine whether we have achieved some of our 2016 School Improvement goals, as well as determining what areas we should seek to improve on in 2017. Click here
to see the Parent Survey data.
Just a reminder to parents, that in the event your child will be late to school or not attending, that a call to the office is required in order that we can fulfil our mandated reporting obligations. Thanks.