Welcome back to term 3

Congratulations must go to all the students who have returned to school with a positive attitude and showing the school values of being respectful, responsible and safe. There has been a steady flow to the office with students collecting their rewards for completing a row on their sticker charts and even more names added to Mrs. Cowburn’s lunch list.

Our Inquiry focus for this term is Sustainability and Mr. Nicholson’s STEAM classes have already commenced rubbish audits at school and in the community. This data collection will provide direction for student learning this term. Staff and students have adopted some projects to support this term including collecting bread tags, phones, plastic bottle tops and Colgate products to recycle. Collection containers are in the main foyer at school.


I had the pleasure of joining Mr. Nicholson and the choir who performed for the Probus Club at the Bowling Club on Monday morning. The students’ performance was enjoyed by all including some of our families and showed real ‘community spirit’. Some of the Probus members also gave us a quick bowls lesson before we returned to school.

The St Leonards Fire Brigade visited us on Monday afternoon and talked to us about fire safety. If your child comes home to discuss a fire safety plan, this would be a good time to put one in place.

We welcome Jill Ruzicka a student from Switzerland who will be working and learning with us for the next four weeks. As well as learning about our culture and country, Jill will share her knowledge of her home and customs with us.

Bike Ed lessons begin this week and Miss Carroll has done an excellent job organizing the timetable. Thank you to the families who have made sure that bike checks have been completed in preparation for these lessons.

Some families will have received a Parent Opinion Survey to complete online. We would appreciate all who received one to complete them as the data collected from these helps us improve and plan for the future.

Chris Layley

Acting Principal