WELCOME TO EARLY STAGE 1…
Last Thursday saw the arrival of our new Kindergarten students – all with smiling faces and keen to spend first day with their new teacher. We’re sure that more than a few parents needed tissues and a coffee through the day!
With the great team of teachers on Early Stage 1, your children will have a wonderful start to school. We are looking forward to work closely as a stage team and learning from each other.
The Early Stage 1 team will be:
Miss Lane, Assistant Principal, is on KL – Lemurs, and will supervise the teachers on Early Stage 1 this year.
Mrs Paula Anderson is on KA – Albatross:
Mrs Krensel is on KK - Kangaroos:
Mrs Richmond is on KR – Rabbits and
Mrs Jo Turnbull (Mon – Thurs) and Mrs Jo Wriggly (Fri) are on KT - Turtles.
The school packs contain all the stationery necessary, such as exercise books, folders, pencils, scissors, glue, rulers etc. The packs also cover the cost of programs that can be used at home as well as school to enhance student learning. Reading Eggs will be invoiced separately to the Kinder payment. Thank you to the parents who have already sent in their payment. As soon as we are notified by the front office that payment has been made we will issue the schools packs. Everything purchased will remain at school for use within the classroom. At the end of the year any remaining items will be sent home with the exception of the dictionaries. These are passed onto the teachers for the following year for use in the classroom.Our school phone App cost is also covered so that you can keep track of school events pertaining to your children. The packs contain quality products and are of good value and very convenient. Information regarding these packs is included in this newsletter.
The Early Stage 1 Parent/Teacher information night will be held on Monday 20th February at 4:30 – 5:30pm in your child’s classroom. This is an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and find out a general overview of this year’s learning as well discussing the Reading and Home reading program.
We would appreciate a donation of a bottle of liquid soap and a large box of tissues as these are always required during the year. A paint shirt can also be sent at your earliest convenience.
Our Assembly time is Monday afternoon from 2-3pm. Class teachers will inform you when classes perform items. K-2 Assemblies are rotated with Primary and Combined Assemblies.
If you need to speak to class teachers, please leave a message with the school office so that teachers can contact you. When students are entering the class in the morning is not a convenient time to talk because the teachers need to be inside supervising the students.
As you can imagine the beginning of the year is always a very busy and stressful time, so we really appreciate your patience and understanding as we put into place all the routines and structures that are needed for the school year.
We ask parents to drop their child at school in the morning closer to the 9am bell where your child can wait under the COLA area near the classrooms. When the bell rings in the morning it is best to leave your child when they go to class lines. Say goodbye and give a kiss / hug and then go. Many children stay more upset when parents stay. Please do not come into the activity areas in the morning or afternoon as we wish to foster independence in your child.
In the afternoons, please wait near the outside exit doors for each class. Teachers will bring their class out to you. All children will only leave their teacher when a parent is seen by the teacher. Again, we request that the activity areas inside are not used as a waiting point. Classes are still underway and noise from toddlers and conversation can be disruptive.