This week is the final week of Term Three and staff are looking forward to a well deserved spring break. Throughout the term, students have demonstrated a strong commitment to their learning and should be very proud of their achievements. Despite the disappointment of many events and activities being cancelled, due to COVID restrictions, the community remains positive and resilient. I look forward to a successful end to the year when we return to what will be a busy Term Four.
Transition to School
The enrolments for Kindy 2021 are looking exceptionally strong will many siblings enrolled. Although the transition process for next year’s kindy cohort will look somewhat different, a thorough and exciting program is planned. One initiative, to help new families connect with the school, has been to create a transition to school video. This was recently filmed and can be found on our school’s website. Thank you to Miss O’Connor for leading this initiative and for coordinating the Transition to School Program for our new Kindergarten cohort.
All 2021 enrolment forms should now be submitted to the school.
Over the past few weeks, super talented artist Cat Egan has been painting a mural onto the large bifold doors of the school hall. Staff and students have enjoyed seeing Cat’s work progress each day. The large mural has now been completed and she is now working on the second phase of the project – the smaller doors which sit to the side of the larger mural. I expect the work to be finished when we return from holidays.
Lost Property / Second Hand Uniform Sale
On the last day of term (tomorrow) there will be a sale of second hand uniforms. Weather permitting, from 8.45am tables will be set up outside the front of the school. All items will be $5 (cash only). This term there has been a large amount of lost property found across the school. All items with names generally are retuned to students. Unnamed are washed and sold at the second hand uniform shop. Please make sure you clearly label your child’s hat, jumper, lunchbox and water bottle. Regularly check these items to ensure the name remains clearly visible.
Mobile Phones @ School
Generally speaking, students at WPS do not require a mobile phone as all communciation can go through the office. There are however, a small number of senior students who bring a mobile phone to school. On arrival, students are required to hand their device in at the office where they are stored safely until 3pm. Mobile phones and devices should not be used by any student in our playground.
Last week we said farewell to Chris McMillan after 28 years at Waverley. Chris will be on extended leave and Miss Nicki Stamatatos will take on the role of Relieving School Administration Manager for the remainder of 2021. We also said farewell to Miss Aofie Egan who has begun her maternity leave. Miss Hayley Gibson has taken on the teaching responsibilities of 2 Rose. The staff and students of Waverley know Miss Gibson well and are happy to have her back on a regular basis.
Next term there we be no Staff Development Day and school begins for all students on Monday 12 October 2020. However, I will be taking 2 additional weeks leave and you will see me back at school on Monday 26 October.
Wishing all our families a safe and relaxing spring break.