On Tuesday 18th October we held our October Parents and Friends Association meeting and have well and truly started planning for next year. Please note that our next P&F Meeting is on 15th November and this will be the AGM to which you are all most welcome. Please keep your eye out for nomination forms and budget requests which will come from the P&F in the near future. I extend my thanks and congratulations to the P&F for the movie night held just before the holidays – although the weather was not kind to us it was a good night for those who attended.
In this week's staff meeting teachers engaged in a process of cyclical review where they evaluated how the school is going in different areas. In the weeks leading up to this they had completed a survey and then yesterday examined the data from the survey and followed it with a conversation around the data. From this we can determine ways of continuing what is going well and setting goals around areas for moving forward.
You may notice some additional staff around the school at the moment. We are giving a significant focus to reading across the school and have been doing this for some time. Now we are devoting a great deal of time and energy to children who are experiencing challenges in this area. Therefore, children are having additional, focused, one to one opportunities to read with a teacher. We are very pleased to be able to offer this additional support and know it will be of great benefit to those involved.
CATHOLIC SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
An information night will be held on Thursday, October 27th, for parents who would like to find out more about our new Sacramental program and the process for enrolling their children in the same. The 2017-19 program - run by the Catholic Parish of Corinda Graceville – is for all children who are baptised and have turned 8 years of age by January 1, 2017 (usually Grade 3 children and above), regardless of which school they attend. The parent information night will be held from 7.30pm at Christ The King church, Churchill Street, Graceville on Thursday, October 27th. Important information regarding the program will be provided at this night, so at least one parent or guardian should attend so that you may be in the best possible position to make an informed decision on whether your family can commit to the program at this time.
To express your interest in attending the information night simply email the sacramental program coordinator at the following address :- email@example.com. Your correspondence will be acknowledged with a confirmation and a copy of the agenda for the evening. Enrolments for the Sacramental program will officially open following the October information session.
As mentioned in previous newsletters, we have three Prep classes with full enrolments for 2017. I hope there are no other families who have forgotten to enrol their child. We have already had our morning for the siblings to come along and have some time in the Prep playground and classrooms. Our orientation evening for parents will be held on Thursday 20 October.