From The Principal – Fortnightly updates
Three weeks left to go and there is a lot going on. Teachers are winding up their report writing and Ms Thomson and I are busy proof reading them. It is always a pleasure to read so many positive comments about so many students. I hope that the reports provide you with the information that you require to know how your child is going and what they might be able to work on to improve.
School finishes for term two on Friday the 5th July 2019 and the students return on Tuesday the 23rd July 2019. Monday 22 July will be a school development day and students are not required to attend on this day.
Last week I attended the international Edutech Conference in Sydney. It was full of interesting local and international speakers. Sir Ken Robinson spoke strongly about the need for creativity to be nurtured in schools. Professor Pasi Salsburgh spoke strongly about the need for more play time in schools – based on the successes of Finland. There were several talks regarding AI and Virtual Reality and the impact upon schools and learning. There were was also discussions around ‘playlist; education and ‘microcredendtialling’. There are possibly some big changes coming to education and it was a great conference to keep abreast of what is happening.
Sadly we lost one of our parent community this past week. Mr Neville Branson, father to Katherine Branson in the kindergarten, passed away. The school passes on our condolences and will send flowers. Marifel is being supported by the Philippine community and their church, Katherine will be away for a while as the family come to terms with their loss. Getting Katherine to school from Glen Iris may require some assistance, mainly on a Wednesday, and I have offered the school community’s assistance. This is kindly being coordinated by Mrs Lauren Kreuger, can you please contact Lauren on 0431 192 462 if this is an area that you might be able to assist with.
Week 9: I model good behaviour without direct supervision.
Week 10: When things go wrong I talk about it truthfully.
SEDA Netball clinic and the West Coast Fever
On Tuesday the 11th of June all sport classes in years 1-6 got to participate in a special SEDA Netball clinic. Unfortunately the weather did not agree with us so we were inside for the day. Each class got to go through many Netball specific drills and small games. These included quick thinking games, agility courses, mini-matches, endurance games and more. Two classes were also lucky enough to here from two current West Coast Fever players and their journey about getting to play for the West Australian team. The students gave some very insightful and detailed questions to the players. All students enjoyed themselves greatly. Miss Holsgrove
If your children are unable to attend school please message 0408 954 597. Please include your child’s name and reason for absence.
Leeming Primary School has registered for this year’s Earn & Learn rewards program with Woolworths. We have a box located in the front office and there is a box at Woolworths Bullcreek, please tell your family and friends to get on board and support us, by collecting the stickers and dropping them into the Leeming PS collection boxes.