A word from the Principal: 19 September

As Principal of this wonderful school I am delighted to be able to tell our community that our 2018 NAPLAN results are outstanding. Our Year 3 students did exceptionally well and our Year 5 students performed better than expected. The Year 3 students performed above like schools in all areas of the testing. The Year 5 students performed above like schools in reading and at like schools in all other areas. Student reports were sent home yesterday. Parents can access the following link for more information regarding the reports.

These results vindicate the hard work we have been doing over the last few years reflecting on improving our practices and implementing our whole school approaches such as Talk For Writing. It also demonstrates how hard our teachers and students have been working in the class rooms across the school. We will now continue to work on improving our practice and school programs to ensure our students continue to achieve and progress. This will start on Friday 21 September when we have our school development day. Teachers will be working together to review current programs and develop new ones for 2019.

Every two years schools are required to carry out the National School Opinion Survey. This involves families, teachers and students. The aim of this survey is to help us be the best school we can. This year the survey will be sent electronically via email. It is a very short survey and should only take about 10-15 minutes.

Please keep your eye out for the email in the coming week. We would much appreciate your feedback!

Last Thursday our local member for Balcatta David Michael took time out of his busy schedule to visit our Pre-Primary class room where he read

the students the story I’m Australian Too by Mem Fox and Ronojoy Ghosh. David donated the book to the school as his contribution to Book Week. Thank you David, the children really enjoyed your visit!

Early next term I will begin to finalise the class structure for 2019. I am pleased to be able to say that our school is growing and we will form another class next Year giving us 7 classes from PP to Year 6 as well as our two Kindergarten groups. Projected numbers for 2019 is 205! It is particularly important that if you know your child won’t be attending our school next year that you let us know now.

Finally, I would like to thank Mr. Moser for all his hard work this term preparing our students for the school athletics and interschool athletics carnivals. He has done an awesome job. As he would say, he couldn’t have done without the support of the rest of the staff. So to all my staff I thank you for another term of awesome work. Best wishes to the students and their families for a wonderful holiday.

Lyn Dawson