WELCOME TO EARLY STAGE 1…
Kinders started Monday 5th February and they were AWESOME!!!!
Last Monday 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! Your children have settled in beautifully and the teachers are coping well too!
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 Jo Wriggly will be sharing the Lemurs class, working on Fridays.
Mrs Jo Turnbull is on KT - Toucans
Mrs Krensel is on KK – Kangaroos
Miss Harper is on KH – Hummingbirds
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. 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 Tuesday 13 th February from 5 pm 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. A Sausage sizzle will be available for families at the conclusion.
We would appreciate a donation of a bottle of liquid soap from the girls and hand sanitiser from the boys 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.
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 and a 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.