A warm welcome back to our staff, families and students for the 2020 school year. We hope that you have all had an enjoyable break with your family and friends and wish you all the best for the school year.
This newsletter is a short newsletter which contains important and useful information for our first week of the year.
On either Tuesday 28th, Wednesday 29th or Thursday 30th January your child needs to attend a Literacy Interview with their classroom teacher.
Bookings are made via PAM and parents can log in to check their times and make changes if necessary. Contact the office if you need assistance.
Our school year commences on Friday 31st January at 9:00AM and concludes at 3:25pm.
Please send your child with their hat, snack and school lunch (no school lunches on this day) and remind them where they will be collected at the end of the day.
Our school canteen operates 5 days a week and commences operation for the year on Monday 3rd February 2020.
As we commence 2020 we require all families to login to PAM and update their child's Medical Information. Please take the time to check that all information is correct.
This information assists with our electronic permission forms that is a feature in PAM, we require you to update the Medical Profile for your child/ren. If your child has an Asthma, Anaphylactic or Allergy Plan, letters will have been sent in December to have these updated over the January period.
Please follow the instructions below to update a medical profile for each of your children by:
- Click on link to PAM (found on our webpage or SZapp)
- Click on student (if more than 1 child, this will need to be done individually)
- Click on Medical Profile (blue writing to the left of screen)
- Check all questions and select Edit Details for updates to be made.
- Once you get to the end of the questions please confirm by clicking on the Green “Update Details” Box found at the bottom right of screen.
As a parent/guardian you are able to access your child/rens medical profile on PAM at any time to update as needed. Administration will send out reminders each term in 2020 requesting you update any necessary information.
If you have any queries or require your PAM login details, please do not hesitate to get in contact with the office.
Michael Grose, founder of Parenting Ideas, is one of Australia’s leading parenting educators.
Our school subscribes to Andrews blog and it is available for our parents. The login details are:
Michael has written a very useful article on starting the school year well.
Also of note is his recent article with some tips on how to talk to children about the Australian bushfire crisis.
1,500m Trials - Friday 31st January, 2020
Students in Years 3-6 can try out for 1,500 m for progression to SSV (School Sport Victoria) District Athletics. Participants need to bring runners/sport clothes to change into. 800m trials for Years 3-6 will be held on Friday 7th February.
Tennis Trials - lunchtime, Friday 31st January, 2020
Tennis Trials are for those children wanting to compete in SSV District Tennis. Please be aware, only children aged 11 and 12 and above can try out for this event. Please also remember that the District Tournament will require children to be comfortable hitting and serving the ball across the full size court. Participants need to bring runners/sport clothes to change into.
First Day for Canteen ordering - Monday 3rd February
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