Welcome back to Term 4, an extremely busy nine-week with a number of events, the second reporting period for the year and a time where learning is consolidated.
This week I have had to update the attendance data for our students to be included on the Myschool website. Our attendance percentage of children attending school during that period of time was 93.7%.
Anything below 90% attendance without a legitimate reason such as illness, is obviously cause for concern, although in many situations families do inform us of the reasons that their children are not at school. When the reasons for non attendance are not so clear or there is a concern from the school that we are both unaware of the reasons or they are not seen as legitimate, these will be raised with families as this is part of our school policy.
Remember that less than 90% attendance equates over the year to the equivalent of 20 days or 4 weeks away from school, and if children are struggling with their learning, every minute they attend school is vital for their growth and development. If this continues over the course of their education they will miss over 1 year of schooling, which no one can afford.
We work with a number of families to improve attendance and request that if you are having issues or concerns that you inform us as soon as possible so we can work together in ensuring that your child is getting every opportunity to grow and develop every school day.
This weekend we are holding the centenary afternoon tea for those who have been part of our school community who are willing to share their stories with us. Many thanks to the organising committee on their work in planning for and putting on an event such as this, to allow us to capture the stories of a different time and which will allow us to share these with the wider community during 2020.
Have a great weekend and we look forward to us sharing some of these stories with you in the near future.
If at any stage your child has a problem with their iPad please email their class teacher so they can then direct the issue to the necessary contact person and it can then be sorted as soon as possible. Many thanks!
Maths Support Teacher and IT Hardware Repairs
Emails have been sent home during the holidays congratulating the students who have made the inter school athletics team. The carnival will held at the W.A Athletics Stadium Stephenson Ave, Floreat on Tuesday 5th November 9am - 2pm.
An email was sent home this week with details about some training sessions after school for our runners and recess and lunch time sessions for our long jump, shot put and Javelin students.
The last Scholastic Bookclub pamphlets of the year have been distributed this week. They include some great gift ideas for Christmas.
Your purchases this year have enabled us to purchase books for the Library, reading books for classes and maths equipment for the whole school to use. May we take this opportunity to say a big “thank you” to everyone for your continued support.
The bookclub gives parents/guardians an opportunity to purchase books and games if they wish to but there is no expectation for anyone to make a purchase. However, if you wish to purchase a book or a game please use the ONLINE LOOP ORDERING SYSTEM as money and cheques are no longer accepted. All orders need to be submitted by Monday 28th October.
The orders take several weeks to arrive and will be sent home with your child unless you specify otherwise. To make it easy for parents to give the gift of reading this year, the LOOP Gift Function has been turned on for this issue.